Regulation in the energy industry has changed enormously in recent years. We keep abreast of developments and advise clients on all aspects of federal and state regulation. We help clients achieve desired outcomes at, and have developed close working relationships with, FERC, DOE, NRC, and state utility commissions. We also assist clients in achieving their legislative and policy goals.

Our experience spans the regulatory issues and includes:

  • Structuring, implementation, and operation of wholesale electricity markets
  • Participation in natural gas pipeline rate and tariff proceedings
  • Regulatory approvals in support of energy asset/security transactions
  • Regulatory compliance programs for energy market participants and representation in agency enforcement matters
  • National electric reliability standards
  • Hydroelectric licensing
  • Generator interconnections
  • Rulemakings by FERC and other regulatory/policy agencies
  • Transmission planning and operating agreements
  • Administrative litigation on rates, terms, and conditions of utility service
  • Court litigation before the U.S. Courts of Appeal and other tribunals


Patrick R. Gillard
Practice Leader
Tel 215.864.8536