Firms To Watch: Energy regulation: electric power

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP has a history with FERC regulatory work, with lawyers such as Cory Lankford, Adam Wenner and Kayla Grant having experience managing FERC and NERC compliance programs on behalf of clients. The team routinely represents clients in the regulatory aspects of major transactions.

Energy regulation: electric power in United States

Steptoe LLP

Steptoe LLP is a national firm, with its team based in Washington, DC and is a leader in handling complex regulatory, enforcement and antitrust matters for electric companies facing regulatory challenges and investigations. Richard Roberts has appeared in numerous cases before FERC and federal district courts, with recent matters including Southern California Edison (SCE) which concerned overcharges to customers during the California power crisis of 2000-2001, and broke new grounds in defining maximum prices in markets in which FERC permits rates to be set. Daniel Mullen  was recently appointed co-char of the energy practice group, counselling clients on energy and commodities enforcement matters, government investigations, and litigation. Donna Byrne advises energy clients before FERC and conducts internal investigations involving market manipulations as well as alleged violations of reliability standards. William Keyser focuses on representing clients such as electric utilities before FERC and DoE, while Shaun Boedicker stands out for his practice in representing electric utilities in matters under the Federal Power Act and Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act.

Practice head(s):

Richard L. Roberts; Daniel Mullen

Other key lawyers:

Donna Byrne; Will Keyser; Shaun Boedicker; John Perkins

Key clients

Southern California Edison


Eversource Energy

Pacificorp (Berkshire Hathaway Utilities)

American Electric Power

Exelon Corporation

Public Service Electric & Gas

Duke Energy Corp.

Evergy Inc.

Dominion Energy Services, Inc.

PPL Electric Utilities Corporation

Tucson Electric

Work highlights

  • Advising PacifiCorp in a longstanding investigation by FERC’s Office of Enforcement for alleged violations of certain mandatory NERC Reliability Standards.
  • Represents a coalition of PJM Transmission Owners with regard to various cutting-edge matters at FERC concerning transmission planning and cost responsibility.
  • Represented Tipmont in a two-week trial at FERC to determine the terms and conditions under which it may exit membership from the Wabash Generation and Transmission Cooperative.

Troutman Pepper

Troutman Pepper is a premiere name within the electric power industry, fielding a team of 150 attorneys serving a number of large investor-owned utilities, power project developers, and sector innovators. The practice hosts an award-winning Federal Energy Regulatory Commission practice, with representation in every U.S. regional market and the firm adding to its bench an addition of seven FERC attorneys. The firm also hosts a large and experienced hydropower team, representing dam operators and clients in resolving unique and complex issues. Christopher Jones is noted for his active practice in the energy bar, working with large companies on FERC related matters and regulatory issues. Jones also worked on the matter of Ameren Corporation and ITC Holdings, which involved a suit brought to the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit seeking to overturn federal energy regulators’ decisions to lower investor rates of return for electric utilities. Brandon Marzo is the leader of the firm’s state regulation of utilities in Atlanta, and has worked on a variety of state regulatory matters for clients, while Amie Colby stands out for her experience in vertically integrated utilities and transmission-related issues, including transmission rate cases.

Practice head(s):

Amie Colby; Brandon Marzo; Christopher Jones

Other key lawyers:

Chuck Sensiba; Bill Dersasmo; Adrienne Thompson; Fred Wilson

Key clients

Duke Energy

Ameren Corporation

Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM)


Tucson Electric Power

NV Energy

Dominion Energy, Inc.

LG&E and KU Energy

National Hydropower Association

Georgia Power


TransCanyon, LLC

American Electric Power Company

Xcel Energy

Work highlights

  • Lead appellate counsel as federal regulators’ decisions to lower investor returns for utilities in the Midwest U.S. were challenged in the courts. The team led the effort to seek review of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission decisions and argued the case in federal courts.
  • Led an effort to get the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to rescind a $28 million penalty assessed on Public Service Company of New Mexico, and was able to secure reversal of the order.
  • Led an historic effort on behalf of Berjshire Hathaway-owned PacifiCorp regarding the long-standing and highly controversial FERC relicensing and ultimate removal of the Klamath Hydrolectric Project in the Pacific Northwest.

Baker Botts L.L.P.

Baker Botts L.L.P. fields one of the largest national energy practice groups and is positioned to assist clients in navigating the diverse potential regulatory hurdles facing the U.S. electricity market. The team represent prominent members of the energy industry including large multi-state utilities, private equity-backed generation and transmission portfolio companies, investors and developers of renewable and energy storage assets. Its lawyers also assist clients on niche regulatory matters such as hydroelectric licensing and enforcement/compliance matters before FERC. Based in Washington DC, Michael Yuffee focuses on regulatory, enforcement defense and transactional markets relating to the wholesale energy markets, and, together with Ryan Norfolk, recently worked on a matter which involved representing a company before FERC on all transmission rate, policy, and market rule issues. Jay Ryan  is recognized for his work in counselling clients on project development and energy regulatory mandates, including complex matters before FERC and the DOE. Andrea Stover, based in Austin, provides regulatory counsel to clients in the energy and natural resources sector.

Practice head(s):

Jay Ryan; James Barkley

Other key lawyers:

Emil Barth; Michael Yuffee; Andrea Stover; Juliana Sersen; James Barkley; Ryan Norfolk; Juliana Sersen


‘The team operates like an extension of my team rather than just as outside counsel. They alert us to developments that might impact us and help us work through solutions in ways that illustrate that they are constantly learning the nuances of our business as we work together. In particular, we’ve found the policy and regulatory team to be invaluable.’

‘Juliana Sersen is fantastic – she is excellent at her work and helps us come up with creative ways to manage potential issues with regulation or PUC actions. She is also remarkably good at translating nuances so that we can clearly understand the implications to our business. I breathe easier knowing that she is supporting us because I know Juliana is helping us stay on top of the constantly evolving landscape.’


Key clients

Avangrid Renewables

Calpine Corporation

CenterPoint Energy

Crius Energy Trust

Constellation Energy Corporation

Daytona Power Corp.

Hartree Partners

Hecate Energy

Hollow Road Solar

ITC Holdings Corp.

Kindle Energy


Nuveen Investments

NRG Energy, Inc.

Orsted Wind Power North America, LLC

Sharyland Utilities

Seminole Electric Cooperative

Southwestern Public Service Company (Xcel Energy)

Talen Energy Corporation


The AES Corporation

Transmission Developers, Inc.

Vectren Corporation

Work highlights

  • Represented Orsted Wind Power North America LLC (“Orsted”) in filing a protest and comments to PJM’s generation interconnection queue reform tariff filing.
  • Represented ITC’s regulated operating companies, including ITC Midwest, ITC Transmission, ITC Great Plains, and Michigan Electric Transmission Company, on a wide range of regulatory matters before FERC.
  • Represented Orsted Wind Power North America LLC in filing a protest and comments to PJM’s generation interconnection queue reform tariff filing, valued for hundreds of millions.

Bracewell LLP

Bracewell LLP is based in Washington, DC and represents electric transmission and distribution utilities, independent power producers, power marketers and investors in energy companies before FERC and CFTC. The firm has a dedicated practice in regulatory matters related to renewable generation, and is chaired by Catherine McCarthy   who has experience with FERC and state authorizations for major projects and transactions. Deanna King , based in Austin, has over two decades of experience in representation and counsel of domestic and foreign energy industry clients in regulatory compliance, with Theodore Duver focused on representing energy companies and investor-owned and cooperative utilities in matters implicating state and federal regulatory issues. Seattle-based Tyler S. Johnson made partner in January 2023 and is noted for his prowess in compliance matters pertaining to the Federal Power Act, as well as contentious matters before the FERC.

Practice head(s):

Catherine P. McCarthy

Other key lawyers:

Deanna E. King; Theodore F. Duver; Charles R. Mills; Michael W. Brooks; Rachel Novier Marsh; Tyler S. Johnson


‘Excellent practitioners on state and federal levels. Very good teamwork.’

‘Thoughtful approach to novel legal issues and practical overlay to guidance.’

Key clients

Equinor Wind (f/k/a Statoil Wind)

Powerex Corp.

Tenaska Clear Creek Wind, LLC

Covanta Holding Corporation

ENGIE North America Inc.

Convergent Energy and Power

Central Maine Power Company (CMP)

Avangrid Networks

Central Maine Power Company (CMP) and The United Illuminating Company (UI)


Work highlights

  • Legal advisor in negotiations and proceedings to establish legal and regulatory frameworks for cross-border participation to be incorporated into new organized wholesale electricity markets currently under exploration or development in the western United States.
  • Providing ongoing regulatory support for ENGIE’s fleet of generation facilities; recent work includes providing regulatory support for their utility scale wind and solar generation portfolio.
  • Advising Evergy on matters related to the energy transition, including work on organized market rules such as FERC’s landmark Order No. 2222 (FERC requirement for organized markets to adopt procedures to allow aggregators of small, distributed energy resources).

Eversheds Sutherland

Eversheds Sutherland fields experts in the fields of strategic regulatory advice, regulatory litigation, enforcement and compliance. The team provides advice to sophisticated utilities, generation developers and transmission infrastructure developers in complex problems facing the electric industry, including proceedings before FERC and the federal courts. The firm offers a fully integrated and international network and is home to Austin-based, Lino Mendiola, a leading figure who co-heads the global energy group, acting for electric power, renewable, alternative energy and nuclear energy clients in state and federal contracting and procurement law. Joseph Hall, based in Washington, DC is highly respected for representing electric utilities, independent power producers, power marketers and private equity firms before FERC and other state regulatory commissions. Allison Salvia stands out for her work in advising clients on energy regulatory, enforcement and compliance matters before FERC, alongside counselling electric cooperatives and other electric utilities.

Practice head(s):

Lino Mendiola III; Joseph C. Hall

Other key lawyers:

Allison E.S. Salvia; R. Michael Sweeney, Jr.; Daniel E. Frank; Jonathan W. Gottlieb

Key clients

Pattern Energy Group (Pattern)

ALLETE Clean Energy, Inc. (ACE)

Shell Energy North America Shell Energy North America/ Shell Oil Company (Shell)

MidAtlantic Offshore Development, LLC

BayWa r.e.

Longroad Energy

Work highlights

  • Advised Pattern on strategic, day-to-day issues and litigated matters concerning the development of several thousand MW wind generation projects, present or planned, in the Southwestern United States.
  • Representing ALLETE on a range of strategic regulatory issues concerning the implementation of its enhanced integrated resource plan, which includes ALLETE’s transition away from fossil-fuel (coal) generation to renewable generation such as wind power and solar power.
  • Advised BayWare on strategic regulatory matters for its solar and wind generation assets around the country; and counseling on project finance, generator interconnection, market participation and construction disputes at FERC and before state regulatory bodies.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP‘s energy, regulation and litigation group provides a full range of services related to all aspects of the energy business, such as in representing clients in high-profile FERC enforcement and litigation cases. The team regularly represent clients on regulatory matters involving utilities and private equity companies in the acquisition of other utilities and large generating facilities, including wind and solar projects in the United States. One such example is the matter of Berkshire Hathaway Energy Renewables (BHE Renewables), worked on by William Hollaway (in Washington, DC), where the team served as lead counsel for a number of fronts including all FERC, Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT), ERCOT, PJM and MidContinent Independent System Operator (MISO) considerations. Jeffrey Jakubiak counsels a wide variety of clients across electric matters at FERC, with Janine Durand standing out for her representation of businesses engaged in the development and management of energy transmission and generation before FERC.

Other key lawyers:

William Hollaway; Jeffrey M. Jakubiak; Janine Durand

Key clients

Versant Power

Westlands Water District

IMG Energy Solutions

Neptune Regional Transmission System

TotalEnergies Gas and Power North America, Inc.; TotalEnergies, S.E.; TotalEnergies Gas and Power Ltd.

Hudson Transmission Partners

Berkshire Hathaway Energy Renewables

TC Energy

Tampa Electric Company

Energy Transfer and Rover Pipline

Work highlights

K&L Gates

K&L Gates has served as lead counsel in matters involving federal and state regulation of the electric power industry for a diverse range of clients, from traditional electric utilities to grid developers in renewable generation, transmission, and storage technologies. The team acts as regulatory counsel for lenders, tax equity and developers in the acquisition, sale, and financing of utility-scale wind, solar and battery projects, alongside supporting the development and integration of emerging technologies into the electric grid across the country. Donald Kaplan (Washington, DC) concentrates on representation before courts and administrative agencies, with extensive practice before FERC. Kimberly Frank focuses on FERC and state public utility commissions, having represented clients in administrative and appellate litigation, while Jennifer Mersing, based in Seattle, is a name to watch for her focus on energy regulatory and interconnection issues, including FERC.

Other key lawyers:

Donald A. Kaplan; Kimberly Frank; Ruta Skucas; Maria Faconti; Jennifer Mersing

Key clients

SOO Green HVDC Link ProjectCo, LLC

Financial Marketers Coalition

PPL Electric Utilities Corporation

Kansas Electric Power Cooperative, Inc.

Business Network for Offshore Wind

Work highlights

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP's energy regulatory team in Washington, DC has experience in matters involving the federal and state regulatory agencies addressing electricity matters. The team regularly represents clients on federal energy regulatory matters before FERC, DOE, CFTC and advises on state public service/utility commission matters. Lawyers such as Brooksany Barrowes and Robert Fleishman  act on issues such as changes or transfers of control, power purchase agreements, with Barrowes doing substantial work in advising participants in the energy-intensive data center and data mining space and Fleishman defending industry participants and individuals in energy markets against charges of market manipulation. Marcia Hook advises power and LNG clients in regulatory matters before FERC, state public utility commissions and US Courts of Appeals. Andrew Stuyvenberg  is a name to watch for his experience working at the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission and his representation of clients before FERC.

Practice head(s):

Brooksany Barrowes; Robert Fleishman

Other key lawyers:

Marcia Hook; Andrew Stuyvenberg; Cassidy Hall

Key clients

Blackstone Infrastructure Partners

Macquarie Asset Management

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board


Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

TPG Rise Climate

Investec Bank PLC

Blackstone Energy Partners III L.P., Blackstone Capital Partners VIII L.P., and Portfolio Companies

Rice Acquisition Corp.

Calpine Corporation

Cypress Creek Renewables

Air Products

Kindle Energy, LLC

Just Energy Group

Car Val Investors

Ad Hoc Committee of Talen Energy Corporation


Voltus Inc.

Work highlights

Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP‘s energy and regulatory practice is involved in large and complex matters including market manipulation, tariff compliance, administrative litigation before FERC and state commissions, acquisition and sale of utilities, generation and transmission facilities, capital markets transactions and structured marketing and trading transactions in the power sector.  Lawyers such as James Blackburn are industry-trained, and have expertise in federal state energy regulation, as well as the operation of domestic energy markets. David Schwartz is a leading lawyer in the energy regulatory market and has extensive experience in advising clients in various matters, including the formation of the developing electricity markets in the US. Natasha Gianvecchio is skilled in negotiating long-term power purchase agreements for several major independent power developers and owners, and was involved in the matter of ‘Invenergy’ where the firm represented the company on the development and commercialization of the Grain Belt Express transmission line, which is expected to provide 5,000 MW of transmission capacity across four states in the Midwest. Tyler Brown is noted for his work on matters revolving around electric generation, transmission and distribution. Named lawyers are based in Washington, DC, including highly rated counsel Anna Biegelsen who joined from Norton Rose Fulbright in October 2022.

Practice head(s):

David Schwartz

Other key lawyers:

Natasha Giavecchio; Tyler Brown; James Blackburn; Anna Biegelsen

Key clients

Anbaric Development Partners

Avangrid, Inc.

Con Edison Transmission, Inc.

Energy Capital Partners

TotalEnergies SE


Linden VFT, LLC

Middle River Power

Riverstone Holdings LLC

RWE Renewables Americas

Santander Bank, N.A.

Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners

Vistra Corp.

Innergex Renewable Energy Inc.

ContourGlobal plc

Blackstone Inc.

Work highlights

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

McDermott Will & Emery LLP has an electric regulatory practice in Washington, DC known for representing independent power producers and other power companies in FERC and appellate capabilities. The team provide counselling and representation on energy regulatory, reliability, markets, transmission, interconnection, and compliance matters, including electric matters under the Federal Power Act. Neil Levy  is recognized as having developed a strong independent power producer practice, and he routinely assists clients with a wide-range of issues around markets, transmission and interconnection access. David Tewksbury has over 35 years of experience advising major industry players on issues arising under federal and state laws, and was involved in the matter of EPSA and Others, where the firm filed and prosecuted a complaint to FERC that led to significant expansion of mitigation rules for the PJM Interconnection. Stephanie Lim stands out for her experienced practice representing and advising independent power producers, power marketers and trade associations.

Practice head(s):

Neil Levy; David G. Tewksbury 

Key clients

Advanced Power Services (NA) Inc. (“Advanced Power”) and certain of its subsidiaries

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (“Algonquin Power”)

Apex Clean Energy, Inc.

Calpine and certain of its subsidiaries

Clearway Group and certain of its subsidiaries

Clearway Energy and certain of its subsidiaries

Community Energy Operator Company, LLC (“CEOC”)

ConnectGen LLC

CPV and certain of its subsidiaries

Distributed Solar Development, LLC

Eastern Generation, LLC and certain of its subsidiaries (“Eastern Gen”)

Enfinity Global, Inc.


Empire Generating Company, LLC

Empower Energies

GenOn and certain of its subsidiaries

Global Infrastructure Partners (“GIP”)

Homer City Generation, L.P.

Hubbell Power Systems, Inc.

Hull Street Energy, LLC (“Hull Street”)

Indeck Energy Services, Inc. (“Indeck”) and certain of its subsidiaries and affiliates

Independent Power Producers of New York, Inc. (“IPPNY”)

Invenergy LLC

J-POWER and certain of its subsidiaries

Leeward and certain of its subsidiaries

Longview Power, LLC (“Longview”)

LS Power and certain of its subsidiaries and affiliates

Mammoth North LLC (“Mammoth North”)

Marubeni Power International, Inc.

Mitsubishi Power Americas, Inc. (“Mitsubishi”)

Montour Solar One LLC


NextEra Energy Resources, LLC

NRG and certain of its subsidiaries

Pirlo Energy Holdings, LLC

Pine Gate Renewables, LLC


Primergy Solar LLC

ReEnergy Holdings LLC and certain of its subsidiaries (“ReEnergy”)

REV Renewables, LLC (“REV”)

SB Energy and certain of its subsidiaries

Talen Energy Corporation (“Talen”) and certain of its affiliates

Tenaska and certain of its subsidiaries and affiliates

TerraForm Power, LLC (“Terra Form”)

Vistra and certain of its subsidiaries

Work highlights

  • Advised Tenaska on FERC issues related to (1) its acquisition of Osaka Gas’s interests in Tenaska Gateway Partners, Ltd.
  • Ltigating against PJM with respect to its offer-floor calculation for a new generation project owned by a J-POWER subsidiary.
  • Represented NEPGA as an intervenor supporting FERC in appellate proceedings before the D.C. Circuit relating to ISO New England Inc.’s (“ISO-NE’s”) Inventoried Energy Program, an interim mechanism to maintain reliability during the Winter through payments to generators with on-site, stored fuel.

McGuireWoods LLP

McGuireWoods LLP is known for being a major player in energy enforcement, having represented a number of clients in FERC enforcement cases in the federal court. The team has been involved in rate cases at the federal level and in state jurisdictions which involve novel and important issues, such as witnessing the handling of the nation’s first fuel security case and design of a new form of FERC-approved transmission financing. Noel Symons (Washington, DC) represents electric utilities and other energy companies before FERC and appellate courts, and also advises on cross-jurisdictional matters involving other regulatory bodies. Todd Mullins  is the managing partner and serves as chair of the energy enforcement practice group, having represented multiple energy traders in several FERC investigations, while Julia English also focuses on the representation of electric generation and transmission owners in matters involving FERC.

Practice head(s):

Todd Mullins

Other key lawyers:

Noel Symons; Julia D. English; Katlyn A. Davis Farrell; Bernard L. McNamee


‘They are amazing. Great knowledge, trustworthy. Dream team.’

‘Todd Mullins is just super smart and a great human.’

Key clients

Exelon Corporation

DATC Path 15, LLC

Edison Electric Institute


Black Hills Corporation

Alabama Power Company*

Georgia Power Company and Mississippi Power Company, (collectively known as Southern Companies)*

Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc.*

Dalton Utilities*

Dominion Energy South Carolina, Inc.*

Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC*

Duke Energy Progress, LLC*

Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company*

Georgia System Operations Corporation*

Georgia Transmission Corporation*

Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (referred to as MEAG Power)*

North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation*

North Carolina Municipal Power Agency Number 1*

Oglethorpe Power Corporation (An Electric Membership Corporation)*

PowerSouth Energy Cooperative*

South Carolina Public Service Authority (referred to as Santee Cooper)*

Tennessee Valley Authority*


Dominion Energy, Inc

Dominion Energy Virginia

Work highlights

  • Represented 17 companies in establishing and obtaining regulatory approval for a new intrahour energy market covering much of the Southeastern United States.|
  • Representing Exelon Corporation in connection with the planned spin-off of its generation fleet (article linked below). McGuireWoods advised on necessary FERC approvals and prepared and made the FERC filing seeking approval of the transaction, which was granted in late 2021.
  • Represented Exelon in a novel reliability-must-run (RMR) case to keep Exelon’s Mystic Generating Plant (Mystic), a uniquely situated facility adjacent to an affiliate-owned liquefied natural gas import terminal.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is a trusted legal adviser to energy companies, most notably on advanced nuclear startups, companies developing and deploying energy storage resources, offshore wind developers and transmission development companies. The group advises clients to develop policy agendas, with lawyers sitting among regulators on government mandates, including EPA and CARB climate change-related rulemaking. In addition, the practice is adept in regulatory compliance issues, wrongdoing and strategic planning around the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), FERC, CFTC and NERC. Daniel Skees  represents utilities before FERC and other agencies on rate, regulatory and transaction matters, while Tim Matthews has a background in the nuclear power industry, and represents electric utilities, nuclear industry suppliers and other licensees before the NRC and DOL, with counselling including investigations, discrimination allegations and regulatory compliance matters. Stephen Spina has a strong FERC practice and also counsels clients on the implications of regulations aimed at reducing carbon emissions from existing power plants, alongside helping clients invest in alternative energy sources to meet energy sustainability goals. Lawyers mentioned are members of the Washington, DC office, which is also home to associate Grant Eskelsen, an expert in nuclear power.

Practice head(s):

Stephen M. Spina; Elizabeth Hanigan

Other key lawyers:

J. Daniel Skees; Timothy P. Matthews; Jane Accomando; Alex Polonsky; Paul Bessette; Grant Eskelsen

Work highlights

  • Secured a win and $29M refund for Xcel Energy Inc. subsidiary Southwestern Public Service Company in a multiyear tariff challenge before FERC.
  • Representing Ameren in proceedings before FERC regarding reactive power rate filings made by several different wind- and solar-power developers who will be interconnecting with Ameren’s transmission system.
  • Advising Pacific Gas & Electric on seeking expedited NRC approval of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant after the California Legislature and Governor reversed course on mandatory shutdown.

Van Ness Feldman LLP

Van Ness Feldman LLP is a firm based in Washington, DC and has a focus on electric and hydropower regulatory work and are known for their policy and litigation expertise before FERC, DOE, Department of the Interior, the courts and Congress. The team has represented clients in all aspects of the US wholesale electric energy sector, providing strategic advice and advocacy in helping to increase the level of clean energy resources and fast track carbon reduction goals. Lawrence Acker  serves as lead appellate litigator on behalf of the New York Authority (NYPA) on several appellate proceedings before the Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. Gary Bachman is regularly involved in regulatory matters surrounding transmission development and offshore wind procurement in New York. Over in Seattle, Jenna Mandell-Rice is noteworthy for her emerging practice representing pumped storage, wind and solar projects on federal permitting and authorization matters.

Practice head(s):

Joseph Nelson; Mike Swiger

Other key lawyers:

Lawrence Acker; Gary Bachman; Douglas Smith; Malcolm McLellan; Jenna Mandell-Rice

Key clients

Drax Group

Idaho Power Company

California Department of Water Resources

Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes and Energy Keepers, Inc.

New York Power Authority

Tennessee Valley Authority

Missouri River Energy Services

Yuba Water Agency

ConnectGen LLC

Puget Sound Energy

Work highlights

  • Serving as relicensing, regulatory, and compliance counsel to the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) for the FERC-licensed hydroelectric components of the State Water Project (SWP), the largest state-owned and operated water supply project of its kind in the U.S.
  • Representing the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in a dispute with several of its distribution utility customers regarding requests for transmission service to support alternative supply arrangements.
  • Advising Drax on federal energy regulatory and environmental requirements applicable to BECCS projects, as well as the existing wholesale and retail energy markets in the target regions for the BECCS facilities.

Arnold & Porter

Arnold & Porter is noted for its expertise in the electric utility industry, including generation and transmission, how electric markets work, and representing clients in administrative litigation before FERC. Based in Washington, DC, Sandra Rizzo counsels energy sector clients on regulatory and compliance matters, and represents them in enforcement and administrative proceedings before FERC. Rizzo was involved in the matter of Peter Jones; Robert Jones; and Jack Wells, which involved representing Mr. Peter Jones, a partner in Coaltrain Energy LP, and two employees in defending against market manipulation claims brought by FERC.

Practice head(s):

Sandra Rizzo

Other key lawyers:

Andrea Kearney

Key clients

Peter Jones, Robert Jones and Jack Wells (Defendants in FERC Enforcement Case)


PPL Corporation

Rockland Capital, LLC

Duquesne Light Company

Archaea Energy

Exelon Corporation

America’s Power

Mid-Georgia Cogeneration

Rewiring America

RC Cape May Holdings, LLC

Illinois Municipal Energy Agency

Work highlights

  • Represented Mr. Peter Jones, a partner in Coaltrain Energy, L.P., and employees Robert Jones and Jack Wells in defending against market manipulation claims brought by FERC.
  • Participated in negotiations with PJM and its market monitor, prepared a FERC filing, and navigated through a contentious settlement process regarding the proposed deactivation of two generating units.
  • Assisted America’s Power, a trade association with members that include BNSF Railway, CONSOL Energy, and Norfolk Southern, with its effort to obtain a seat at the table on the Midcontinent Independent System Operator Advisory Council.

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Greenberg Traurig LLP‘s energy attorneys advise a wide range of clients from power producers, distributed energy resources, marketers, investor-owned utilities to private equity investors and funds, on regulatory matters before the FERC, DOE, ISO/RTO, NERC, CFTC, DOJ and various utility commissions. The firm is regularly involved in renewables projects such as in regulatory matters involving land-based wind, solar and storage resources in New York. Gregory Lawrence (based in Boston and Washington, DC) has been lead counsel in ground-breaking FERC electricity manipulation and rule enforcement matters, alongside state utility commission regulatory issues. Doreen Saia (based in Albany) has over thirty years of experience advising clients within the electricity sector and representing them before FERC and the NYPSC. Jon DeTore (based in Boston) has a notable practice representing independent power producers alongside renewable energy resources, with clients including the New England’s CLean Energy Coalition and Deepwater Wind.

Practice head(s):

William Garner; Kenneth Minesinger; Iskender Catto

Other key lawyers:

Gregory Lawrence; Doreen Saia; John DeTore; Kelly McNamee; David Fixler


‘Greenberg Traurig was able to handle all of our transactional needs from federal and state regulatory, real estate, finance and transactional documentation. They did it seamlessly with the lead partner managing the touchpoints within the firm efficiently.’

Key clients

Constellation Energy Corporation

FirstEnergy Service Company

Shell Energy North America (US)

Northeast Clean Energy Council

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

ArcLight Capital Partners

NextSun Energy


Helix Ravenswood and Eastern Generation

Entergy Corporation

Work highlights

  • Representation of Entergy Corporation on NYPSC regulatory proceeding to obtain NYPSC authorization for the transfer of the Indian Point Energy Center for prompt decommissioning, the first sale of a retired nuclear facility in New York State in which a unanimous Settlement Agreement was reached. This matter sets national precedent regarding such facilities and the rules that will apply for prompt decommissioning plans.
  • Representation of Northeast Clean Energy Coalition and a coalition of 8 Solar developers in three Mass DPU proceedings that are considering how to build out the utility distribution system to accommodate hundreds of new megawatts of planned solar PV. GT is the only firm representing solar developers in these cases.
  • Ongoing representation of Shell Energy North America (US) in State proceedings, FERC proceedings and before the NYISO. This is a leading program in the United States.

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP is based in Washington DC and provides a first class regulatory capability, advising clients before NERC, FERC, NRC and DOE. They advise on all other types of dispute resolution, with lawyers such as John Lilyestrom representing Enel Green Power and Savion in multiple disputes related to the terms of interconnection service for their wind generation project. The firm advises every type of client in the electricity market in all forms, from well established industry leaders in the renewables sector, to independent systems operators and high-profile nuclear energy projects in the world, including the development and construction of next-generation technologies for decarbonizing the energy and Industrial sectors. Mary Anne Sullivan‘s previous role was as general counsel of the US Department of Energy and has significant insight into the resolution of contentious and non-contentious energy options. Amy Roma is a leading expert on nuclear energy matters and the evolution of nuclear regulation.

Practice head(s):

Amy Roma; John Lilyestrom

Other key lawyers:

Mary Anne Sullivan; Daniel Stenger; Stephanie Fishman

Key clients

California Independent System Operator

Big Rivers Electric Corporation

Canadian Solar Inc.

Enel Green Power North America

Savion, LLC

Constellation Energy

Harbert Power Fund V, LLC

National Association of Electrical Manufacturers

Eversource Energy

Toyota Motors North America

X-energy, LLC

EnergySolutions, LLC

Berkshire Hathaway Energy (BHE)

New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA)

Helion Energy

Last Energy and Energy Impact Center (EIC)

Curium US LLC

Carbon Free Power Project (CFPP)

Zeno Power Systems

Mirion Technologies

Work highlights

  • The team provides advice to The California Independent System Operator (CAISO), typically during excessive heat conditions, on seeking emergency orders from the US Department of Energy (DOE) to allow certain power plants to continue to supply power, beyond their permitted limits, to meet the extraordinary demand for electricity resulting from the high demand.
  • Serving as nuclear regulatory and strategic counsel to X-energy, a company selected by the US Government to build a first-of-a-kind advanced reactor, on numerous projects including advising on DOE funding.
  • Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway Energy (BHE) and Bill Gates’ TerraPower have teamed up to deploy the first-of-a-kind TerraPower reactor at retired Berkshire Hathaway coal plants, starting in Wyoming. The team represents BHE in this exciting collaboration.

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP represents clients in routine and contested federal and state regulatory proceedings, while providing regulatory guidance to support a variety of commercial transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and financings, as well as asset transfers and corporate transactions. Lawyers such as Ted Murphy (Washington, DC) and Kevin Jones (New York and Richmond) have experience in matters involved with FERC and state regulators, including the Public Utility Commission of Texas. The firm also has regional capability with matters involving FERC, and regularly acts for electric utilities in defense of actions brought under the Clean Air Act. Myles Reynolds, based in Dallas, focuses on counseling and representation of electric and natural gas utilities, as well as energy companies regulated by the state and feral agencies. Tab Urbantke advises clients on regulatory implications and risks of project development, capital market and commercial energy transactions.

Practice head(s):

Jeff Schroeder; Myles Reynolds

Other key lawyers:

Tab Urbantke; Kevin Jones; Ted Murphy; John Shepherd; Harry Johnson


‘The team has extensive experience with Public Utility of Texas (PUCT) matters including sales, transfer, mergers, affiliate transactions, CCNs, and Rate Cases.’

‘Myles Reynolds has a broad range of experience in a wide range of PUCT matters. He is very knowledgeable, responsive, and efficient.’

Key clients

New York Independent System Operator

PJM Power Providers Group (P3)

Evergy Companies

Oncor Electric Delivery LLC

Appalachian Power Company

Vistra Corp.

Potomac Economics

Work highlights

  • Advising the NYISO on issues involving the design and implementation of its “buyer-side” capacity market power mitigation rules.
  • Led the preparation and prosecution of the base-rate case filed on May 13, 2022, by Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC, the largest electric utility in Texas.
  • Representing the PJM Power Providers Group (“P3”) in litigation concerning the PJM Interconnection, LLC’s (“PJM”) revisions to its capacity market MOPR.

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Norton Rose Fulbright advises on energy regulatory matters at both the state and federal level, alongside various regional renewable energy compliance programs. The firm is regularly involved in representing clients before FERC, NERC and other state regulatory agencies on matters arising under federal and state statutes and implementing regulations such as the Federal Power Act. The team, which is based in Washington DC and Houston, were responsible for representing Matrix Renewables USA, LLC, where it worked with the company in relation to the financing and acquisition of a 105MWac solar plus 80-MWh energy storage Gaskell West 2 and 3 from Canadian Solar Inc. Robert Shapiro , is the principal regulatory partner and has negotiated numerous power contracts and led some high-profile regulatory cases that have helped shape the US independent power market. Caileen Kateri Gamache offers a full service in regulatory work including PPA negotiations, interconnection agreements and regulatory findings, while Joseph Williams  regularly represents clients on regulatory, compliance and enforcement matters before FERC and the CFTC.

Practice head(s):

Robert Shapiro; Caileen Kateri Gamache; Joseph Williams


‘In my view, the most experienced team in the industry.’

‘Bob Shapiro and Kat Gamache bring immense legal experience and fluently translate it into actionable business advice.’

Key clients

Matrix Renewables USA, LLC



North American Development Bank

Origis Energy

EDP Renewables


Hydro Quebec

Work highlights

  • Represented Matrix Renewables in relation to the financing and acquisition of the 105 MWac solar plus 80 MWh energy storage Gaskell West 2 and 3 project from Canadian Solar Inc. through its wholly-owned subsidiary Recurrent Energy, LLC.
  • Represented Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC) and consortium partner Ullico in connection with the acquisition from Brookfield of Enwave’s US district energy business, North America’s largest single-district energy platform.
  • Represented North American Development Bank and Siemens Financial Services, Inc. on the closing of a US$78.2 million debt financing for 330 MWh of standalone battery storage projects in California being developed, owned and operated by EnerSmart.

Paul Hastings LLP

Paul Hastings LLP has leading expertise in electricity, providing advice on complex contractual and regulatory issues and high-stakes disputes. The firm advises on regulatory issues that are associated to the development and financing of wind, solar and other renewable projects, battery storage, microgrids, natural gas-fired generation projects, and emerging technologies. Showcasing this prowess, the team recently engaged in a matter where it advised Leeward Energy on solar and wind projects developed around the world on regulatory issues affecting the transaction of Leeward purchasing First Solar. William DeGrandis , in Washington, DC, leads the energy regulatory team and has over thirty-five years’ experience representing clients before federal and state commissions, alongside in court. Chris Carr, based in San Francisco, has a focus on environmental matters revolving around regulatory issues pertaining to permitting and development of major renewable projects. Jenna McGrath is a name to watch for her highly skilled practice in representing clients before FERC in lead roles and has experience leading complex regulatory energy litigation matters.

Practice head(s):

William DeGrandis

Other key lawyers:

Chriss Carr; Michael Spafford; Charles Patrizia; Jenna McGrath; Donna Bobbish; Gregory Jones


‘This practice has deep experience dating back to deregulation of gas and then the electric industry. This experience is invaluable to understanding how and why the industry is changing.’

‘Patience, perseverance, and the willingness to disagree with a client on the merits of an issue to ensure that the proper steps are taken.’

Key clients

Recurrent Energy

Georgia Transmission Corporation

United Power, Inc.

Olympus Power Company LLC

Intersect Power

Athens Utilities Board, Gibson EMC

LS Power


Scout Clean Energy

Acciona Energy North America

Leeward Renewable Energy

Cordelio Power


MetLife, Inc.

Caithness Energy

Corn Belt Power Cooperative, NIPCO

Cross-Sound Cable Company, LLC

Longroad Energy

Strata Solar

Clearway Energy

Solar Frontier

Work highlights

  • Representing Leeward Renewable Energy (Leeward) in a variety of FERC interconnection and transmission matters, and we also advise Leeward on renewable energy and energy storage development contractual and regulatory issues.
  • Acting for Glidepath, a relatively new renewable energy and energy storage company, handling regulatory issues of first impression involving both state and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulatory matters with regard to interconnection and transmission.
  • Representing distribution cooperative United Power in multi-billion dollar proceedings before FERC seen as epicentre of debate surrounding coal plant closures in the energy transition.

Reed Smith LLP

Reed Smith LLP receives mandates from clients in the energy and natural resources sector, utilities companies, natural gas companies and energy infrastructure companies, with clients seeking advice on emerging and innovative issues in electricity regulation. The firm has a strong presence in work related to FERC, DOE, CFTC, FTC and other state-level regulatory bodies. Collette Honorable, based in Washington DC, is a recognized practitioner and has recently accepted the position as Commissioner at FERC, attracting and advising clients in the electricity and oil and gas industries on regulatory challenges and litigation. Debra Ann Palmer has over thirty years of experience in regulatory and litigation experience, representing energy clients in federal and state-level regulatory challenges.

Practice head(s):

Prajakt Samant; Stan Perry

Other key lawyers:

Colette D. Honorable; Debra Ann Palmer

Work highlights

Vinson & Elkins LLP

The team at Vinson & Elkins LLP has an active practice before FERC, with work ranging from representing sponsors of merchant transmission projects seeking favorable rate treatment, approval of purchases and sales of power generation facilities and transmission assets; and representing parties under non-public investigation by FERC’s Office of Enforcement. The firm, known for its ‘experience with electrical interconnections in Texas,’ also has an active practice before NERC and PUCT, focused on advising clients concerning compliance with NERC’s Reliability Standards and representing utilities and sponsors of merchant transmission projects with regard to regulatory approvals and sitting for new transmission lines before PUCT. John Decker , who is based in Washington DC, represents companies on regulatory matters for electric power marketers and on the sale or acquisition of electric power assets, while John Decker , working from the Austin Texas office, navigates clients through the rulemaking and regulatory compliance matters before the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and other state and federal regulatory agencies. Damien Lyster , working in both the Houston and Washington offices, is noted for his work advising clients on federal regulatory issues related to the production, gathering and sale of electric power commodities.

Practice head(s):

James Seegers

Other key lawyers:

John Decker; Michael Tomsu; Jo Ann Biggs; Jaren Taylor; Damien Lyster


‘Extensive experience with electrical interconnections in Texas, rate cases, and Certificate of convenience and Necessity Applications and approvals.’

‘Jaren Taylor is uniquely positioned not only for his legal experience and his mastery of the law but also for his technical understanding of complex engineering matters this industry faces.’


Key clients

Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC

Archaea Energy, Inc.

Edison Electric Institute

Leeward Renewable Energy, LLC

SoftBank and its affiliate SB Energy

Wells Fargo Central Pacific Holdings, Inc.

JPMorgan Capital Corporation

MN8 (formerly Goldman Sachs Renewable Power)

John Hancock

Work highlights

  • Represented Leeward on numerous regulatory matters arising out of Winter Storm Uri and also advised the client on regulatory matters involving the Sweetwater Wind 3 re-powering project, including preparation and negotiation of a permitting opinion on behalf of the company.
  • Represented Archaea in the acquisition of Ingenco Wholesale Power, LLC from Castleton Commodities International.The regulatory team conducted due diligence on the 18 facilities, obtained FERC approval of the transaction under Section 203 of the Federal Power and assisted Archaea with complying with PJM’s generator transfer notice requirements and post-closing FERC compliance requirements.
  • Represented the Edison Electric Institute (“EEI”) as an intervenor in the appeal of FERC Order No. 872. EEI is an association that represents all U.S. investor-owned electric utilities. Order No. 872 revised FERC’s regulations concerning the entitlement of small wind and solar generation facilities to sell their output to the interconnecting electric utility.

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP has a highly regarded energy regulatory practice and are frequently engaged in power, renewable, oil and gas and other energy in regulatory counselling, investigations and transactions. The firm has extensive experience in representing clients in high-profile regulatory matters before the CFTC, FERC, NFA and derivatives exchanges, alongside providing advice regarding the application and scope of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) and CFTC regulations. Based in the Washington DC area, former Chairman of FERC Norman Bay is chair of the firm’s Energy Regulatory & Enforcement Practice Group and is co-chair of the Energy & Commodities Practice Group, and was appointed to the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board as one of eighteen appointees to the Secretary’s Board. Paul Pantano is a leading lawyer who covers a wide variety of regulatory, investigative, enforcement, litigation and transaction matters.

Practice head(s):

Norman C. Bay

Other key lawyers:

Paul Pantano

Key clients

Citigroup Energy Inc. (CEI)

Futures Industry Association Inc. (FIA)

Kansai Electric Power Company

NextEra Energy Resources

EDF Renewables

Mitsui Busan Commodities Inc.

PJM Interconnection LLC

Southern Company

Vistra Corp

Vitol Inc.


Work highlights

Allen & Overy LLP

Allen & Overy LLP provides a multi-faceted and comprehensive practice advising on project-related issues including regulatory advice, due diligence and liaison with government authorities. The firm advises a wide spectrum of clients including sponsors, developers, project companies. George D Cannon Jr. works in the Washington DC office and focuses on regulatory aspects of acquisitions, divestitures and financings of electric generation and transmission projects, including obtaining FERC and state public service commission approvals. Porter Wiseman is noted for her representation of independent power producers and electric utilities before FERC and state public utility commissions.

Practice head(s):

Kent Rowey

Other key lawyers:

George D. Cannon Jr.; Porter Wiseman


‘Cohesive team with a history of delivering demonstrable results.’

‘George Cannon – expert level FERC knowledge who does not get rattled. Personality and communication style allows for George to diffuse tension.’

‘Unique industry understanding. Very savvy when it comes to presenting, creating and implementing projects.’

Key clients

Energy Harbor

Ørsted Onshore North America

CIM Group

Work highlights

  • Representing Ørsted Onshore North America, LLC and its various renewable generation subsidiaries with respect to various ongoing regulatory issues before FERC
  • Acting for Ørsted Onshore North America, LLC on all federal energy regulatory issues associated with two tax credit safe harbor transactions with Southern Company (Haystack) and Steelhead (Helena).
  • Representing CIM Group on all federal energy regulatory issues associated with the development of a 250 MW solar PV project called Aquamarine being developed in San Joaquin Valley, California. The plant is part of the first phase of the Westlands Solar Park, one of the largest permitted solar parks in the world.


Dentons‘s energy regulatory team represent clients on all types of federal and state energy regulatory matters and disputes in domestic courts and administrative agencies. The firm advises clients on regulatory matters involving FERC operating in the electricity and natural gas sector, including matters related to operations, rates, project development, enforcement and compliance, and agency rulemaking. Clinton Vince was recently appointed as chair of the board of directors in The Alliance to Save Energy and was recently named general counsel of the GridWise Alliance. Emma Hand has a notable practice within energy regulatory matters involving public utilities, while Peter Thieman advises utility companies on complex FERC regulatory and litigation issues, strategic regulatory positions and compliance matters. All lawyers mentioned are based in Washington, DC.

Practice head(s):

Clinton Vince

Other key lawyers:

Emma Hand; Karl Zobrist; Peter Thieman

Work highlights

  • Legal energy advisor to the Utility, Cable, Telecommunications and Technology Committee of the City Council, advising on all of its retail ratemaking matters with respect to its regulation of Entergy New Orleans, Inc.
  • Representing Rayburn in several matters before the Public Utility Commission of Texas with respect to implementation of securitization legislation, market redesign, Rayburn rate cases and rate cases of Rayburn’s suppliers.
  • During 2019-2022, the team obtained (i) a rare, if not unprecedented, decision from FERC vacating a prior adverse order with respect to Tri-State’s compliance with PURPA; (ii) on an expedited basis an order granting Tri-State’s request for a declaratory order regarding its status as a FERC-jurisdictional public utility; and (iii) landmark FERC-approved settlements involving Tri-State wholesale electric rates and Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT).

Duane Morris LLP

Duane Morris LLP works with clients in all sectors of electricity, oil and natural gas. The firm’s lawyers have experience in transactional, litigation and regulatory experience in areas including environmental and energy regulation before federal and state courts including FERC, DOI, EPA, DOE, SEC, CFTC and FINRA. Brad Thompson, based in Austin, represents renewable energy clients in a range of energy-related issues such as energy compliance matters. Phil Cha, located in Cherry Hill, advises clients on regulatory compliance.

Practice head(s):

Phil Cha; Brad Thompson; Shelton Vaughan

Other key lawyers:

Illa Levitine; Shella Slocum Hollis; Robert Kadlec; Phyllis Kessler

Key clients

Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. (MISO)

Direct Energy

Dairyland Power Cooperative

Yankee Atomic Electric Co., Connecticut Yankee Atomic Power Co., Maine Yankee Atomic Power Co.

Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc.


Work highlights

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown ‘s energy regulatory lawyers are mainly based in Washington, DC, and have led FERC proceedings in a variety of matters, including representing clients in all aspects of FERC approval obligations, alongside advising on the major regulatory features of major insolvency and bankruptcy in the US electric power sector. The team work closely in a fully integrated team with their global projects, power and utilities, renewables and tax colleagues to identify opportunities, define and manage risks. Mark Williams is a leading regulatory lawyer, and has led regulatory engagements in several recognized FERC-related M&A proceedings. Both Elena Rubinov (based in New York) John Tormey are focused on regulatory matters within the renewable energy space. Heather Feingold is a noteworthy name for her work in managing regulatory processes in numerous FERC M&A proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Paul Astolfi

Other key lawyers:

Mark Williams; John Tormey; Elena Rubinov; Heather Feingold; Tray Smith

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

O'Melveny & Myers LLP opened in Austin in June 2021 and continue to serve traditional and renewable energy clients in the US and worldwide. The team are recognized for their knowledge of the energy market in Texas, especially with its  involvement with high-profile legislation and related PUC and ERCOT proceedings following storm Uri. Katie Coleman is the managing partner in Austin and handles complex regulatory policy matters. Phillip Oldham focuses on federal and state regulatory work in energy.

Practice head(s):

Katie Coleman; Phillip Oldham

Other key lawyers:

Ben Hallmark; Rex VanMiddlesworth; Andrew Young; Michael McMillin

Key clients

Texas Industrial Energy Consumers


Air Liquide

Air Products

Texas Association of Manufacturers

Texas Instruments




Work highlights

  • Represented Texas Industrial Energy Consumers (TIEC), a trade association representing approximately 50 of the largest industrial energy users in the state. Many of these companies are leaders in high tech manufacturing, oil and gas, petrochemicals, and other forms of manufacturing.
  • Providing regulatory and transactional support for International Electric Power in connection with the development of several battery/storage projects in the ERCOT market.
  • Assisted Gerdau Long Steel North America in developing the behind-the-meter solar installation, which included reviewing bids during the RFP process, providing counsel on regulatory and siting requirements, and negotiating the PPA and ground lease with 174 Power Global.

Rock Creek Energy Group LLP

Rock Creek Energy Group LLP was founded in February 2021 and specializes in federal energy law with a focus on electric and hydroelectric issues. The firm represents investors, developers, owners, and operators of electric generation and transmission projects throughout the United States. Based in Washington DC, Jessica Friedman is the managing partner and has a practice focused on renewable and conventional independent power producers, marketers and transmission developers. Julia Wood‘s practice is focused on hydroelectric and electric power, and currently serves as counsel in a number of hydroelectric licensing proceedings before FERC.

Practice head(s):

Jessica Friedman; Julia Wood

Other key lawyers:

Vincenzo Franco; Margaret Claybour; Sharon White; Whitney Gallagher.


‘Whereas most large law firms will typically carry a single FERC specialist, Rock Creek provides a deep bench of specialists in FERC, regional transmission organization (RTO) and independent system operator (ISO) regulation of the power generation industry, including energy markets, administrative proceeding and hydro licensing specialists.’ ‘

Their rates are extremely reasonable relative to the rates of those single practitioners fielded by the large firms. By focusing their work to FERC, they make it easy to utilize them across all transactions, irrespective of which firms or lawyers are utilized on any specific deal.’

‘We are extremely fond of Jessica Friedman, Julia Wood, Vincenzo Franco, Sharon White, Margaret Claybour and Whitney Gallagher! They’re awesome!’

Key clients

Brookfield Renewable Partners


EDP Renewables North America

ArcLight Capital Partners


Infrastructure Investments Fund (IIF)

Eagle Creek Renewable Energy

Seattle City Light

rPlus Hydro

Work highlights

  • Advised Brookfield Renewable Partners on its acquisition of Urban Grid Solar, a developer with a pipeline of ~20,000 MW of renewable energy projects in the United States.
  • Advised ArcLight Capital Partners on the acquisition from PSEG of a 4.8 GW power generating portfolio for a $1.37 billion consideration.
  • Served as federal energy regulatory counsel to IIF, an infrastructure investment fund advised by J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc., and IIF’s portfolio company Onward Energy on IIF’s recent and ongoing energy acquisitions including of South Jersey Industries, Falck Renewables, and a nearly 1,000 MW solar portfolio from Global Atlantic Financial Company.