James C. Meyer - Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP
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James C. Meyer

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005
Phone: 973-451-8464

James C. Meyer is co-chair of Riker Danzig’s Public Utilities Practice Group and a founding partner of its multi-disciplinary Energy Group.   Mr. Meyer focuses primarily on energy, telecommunications, and other public utility and regulatory matters. Much of his energy work centers on representing investor-owned electric utilities to obtain approval of their programs and investments while ensuring that they can charge rates that allow them to cover all their costs and earn a reasonable return. Mr. Meyer is also experienced with energy efficiency and renewable energy (e.g., solar) programs and projects, and transactional matters, including power purchase agreements. His clients include Rockland Electric Company, a Consolidated Edison subsidiary, and Consolidated Edison Energy, Inc.  On the telecommunications side, Mr. Meyer focuses on representing competitive carriers concerning regulatory impacts from federal and state laws that are designed to introduce more competition into the market. In addition, he assists emerging telecommunications companies with local authorizations, mergers and other financial transactions. His clients include Sprint and other certified local exchange carriers.

Rutgers The State University of New Jersey New BrunswickBA 1985Rutgers The State University of New Jersey NewarkJ.D. 1988
Public Utility Law Section of NJ State Bar Association

Client Comments

"Mr. Meyer has been instrumental in the effective representation of our company in regulatory matters and litigation. His knowledge of utility law is unsurpassed and his guidance has been invaluable. Mr. Meyer is able to work effectively with in-house attorneys as part a legal team and also individually. Mr. Meyer is also extremely conscientious when providing effective representation within budgetary parameters -- which is no small task in complex multi-party litigation. I would recommend Mr. Meyer to any potential client."

Office Location

Headquarters Plaza
One Speedwell Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07962-1981
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Energy Law of the Newark Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Energy Law of the Newark Metro Area
James C. Meyer has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!James C. Meyer has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Energy Law (Administrative, Appellate, Electricity, Energy Companies, Legislative, Litigation, Public Utility, Regulatory, Transactions)