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McDermott Will & Emery LLP
WASHINGTON, DC 20001-1531
United States

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Partner Bruce L. Richardson focuses his practice on electric energy law. He advises independent power producers (IPPs), merchant transmission developers, electric power marketers, energy asset managers and private equity firms in the energy sector. While Bruce routinely appears before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on regulatory matters and in administrative litigation, he represents energy sector clients on a wide range of regulatory, electric reliability, transactional and project issues.

On regulatory matters, Bruce provides guidance on issues arising under the Federal Power Act, the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, the Energy Policy Acts of 1992 and 2005, and the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 2005. The guidance includes independent power production, interconnection matters, affiliate utility issues, transmission access and pricing, ancillary services, cost-based rates, regional transmission organizations, organized power markets, market-based rates, reliability must-run service, power supply purchases and sales, retail wheeling and wholesale electric customer disputes.

Bruce also counsels clients on regulatory compliance matters, including the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) electric reliability standards and requirements. For transactions, he assists clients regarding electric power contracts, utility restructuring, and mergers and acquisitions.

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United States > Industry focus > Energy regulation: conventional power

McDermott Will & Emery LLP made its mark at the beginning of 2020 with the recruitment of four energy specialists from King & Spalding LLP: Neil Levy, David Tewksbury, Bruce Richardson and Stephanie Lim. Since its arrival, the team has been active in federal and state regulatory permitting, rate and rulemaking procedures, interconnection matters and other regulatory challenges, acting for an impressive client roster primarily composed of independent power producers, but also including transmission companies and various other energy-focused clients. In addition, the group advises on tax equity investing, and assists with regulatory approvals for M&A and asset sales in the sector. Levy and Tewksbury jointly lead the practice group. All named lawyers are based in Washington DC.