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Bruce Richardson

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Bruce L. Richardson is a partner in the Global Transactions Practice Group at King & Spalding. Mr. Richardson focuses his practice on energy law. He represents and advises independent power producers, merchant transmission developers, electric power marketers, energy asset managers, private equity firms involved in the energy sector, and generation-owning industrial companies in connection with a broad range of transactional issues, administrative litigation, regulatory matters, and project issues. Transactional matters include electric power contracts, interconnection, and mergers and acquisitions. Regulatory matters include issues arising under the Federal Power Act, the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 2005, and the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Project experience includes support of development, operation, and management of generation projects in numerous states.


Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Attorney-Advisor, Office of Administrative Law Judges, 1/1991 - 1/1993.


Energy Bar Association EBA System Reliability and Planning Committee.


J.D., with honors, George Washington University B.A., University of Chicago.

United States: Industry focus

Energy regulation: conventional power

Within: Energy regulation: conventional power

King & Spalding LLP brings a 'thorough knowledge of both the commercial and regulatory aspects of the electricity sector' to its conventional power work, which is handled by the firm's government matters department. The DC-based team is led by 'ISO and RTO tariff expert' Neil Levy. Calpine and Independent Power Producers of New York are some noteworthy clients. A group guided by Levy advised a power generation and transmission entity on the regulatory aspects of two major transactions; one was an $825m acquisition of interest in a coal bed methane-fired facility and a hydroelectric plant, and the other the $180m sale of Columbia Energy Center to South Carolina Electric and Gas Company. Additionally, David Tewksbury leads a group representing multiple suppliers - among them NRG and Eastern Generation - before FERC with regard to proposed market rules changes addressing the impact of state-approved subsidies for current generation on the market. Tewksbury 'knows the subject matter, writes exceptionally well and works efficiently'. Bruce Richardson and senior associate Stephanie Lim are also recommended.

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