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McGuireWoods LLP
2001 K STREET N.W.
WASHINGTON, DC 20006-1040
United States


Known for leading rate cases involving issues of first impression and high profile matters for a coalition of transmission owners and for coalitions of generation owners. Many of his representations involve questions of RTO tariff and market design, and regional and inter-regional cost allocation. Represents utilities and energy companies before FERC and appellate courts, and advises on cross-jurisdictional matters involving other regulatory bodies. Also represents vertically disaggregated utilities, developers and operators of “merchant” transmission and other forms of nontraditional transmission, merchant generation developers and operators, financial institutions, power marketers, trade organizations, and owners of renewable resources and qualifying facilities. Co-led development of McGuireWoods’ FERC Enforcement Reporter.

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United States > Industry focus > Energy regulation: conventional power

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Noel SymonsMcGuireWoods LLP

United States > Industry focus > Energy litigation: conventional power

The team at McGuireWoods LLP is noted for its ‘strong Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) enforcement skills’, and stands out for its work for major utilities and energy companies in landmark cases in the energy sector. A recent highlight saw the team advising on the creation of the first regional energy market construct in the south-east. The team is also well equipped to handle tariff disputes, rate cases and issues with regional transmission organizations (RTOs). Todd Mullins and Noel Symons co-chair the group; Mullins has extensive experience representing energy traders in Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and FERC trading investigations, while Symons has a broad practice and is noted for his RTO expertise. Julia English focuses on project development and finance and has experience assisting clients with Department of Energy (DOE) loan guarantee applications. All named individuals are based in Washington DC.