Our attorneys offer decades of experience serving a wide range of clients involved in nearly every aspect of the energy industry from the production of energy commodities such as electricity, natural gas, biogas, and associated environmental attributes from renewable energy sources, to the transport and consumption or use of energy products. Our practitioners have prior in-house counsel experience and are known for giving practical, effective and efficient advice and finding creative ways to help clients achieve their business goals.
We advise companies with regard to regulatory compliance and risk and have successfully represented clients in energy-related transactions. We have experience in rate cases, licensing and permitting procedures and other administrative adjudications before state and federal energy regulatory agencies (including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, the U.S. Department of Energy, and state public service commissions), civil cases and appeals before a variety of state and federal tribunals. Additionally, we have defended clients in governmental audits, investigations and enforcement actions. We also help clients to promote their interests and shape public policy through public comment and rule-making proceedings.
We regularly advise companies that are pursuing public funding opportunities for renewable energy and clean tech projects, from evaluating available funding opportunities and structuring proposals to negotiating the funding instrument with the state or federal agency to ongoing compliance during administration of the project. In addition, we regularly assist consumer product companies subject to federal and state energy efficiency standards and labeling requirements, including the Energy Star program.
Our practitioners have extensive experience with regional electric transmission organizations providing open-access transmission service and operating day-ahead and real-time energy markets and with transmission planning and generation interconnection issues, especially involving the development of renewable energy resources in less robust areas of the electric grid. This experience includes negotiation and implementation of interconnection service agreements and engineering, procurement, and construction contracts and related project development work.