James Albright has extensive experience in administrative litigation, regulatory matters, and project development for energy companies. His clients include electric utilities, gas distribution companies, natural gas pipeline companies, and steam service companies. Mr. Albright’s work includes prosecuting utility rate cases, defending against major formal complaints, obtaining certificates of need, advancing various other regulatory and tariff initiatives, and providing business, regulatory and legal counsel. Mr. Albright has particular expertise representing clients in all segments of the natural gas industry in matters affected by its regulation. He represents those companies in a full range of matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and state commissions, as well as before federal and state courts concerning the judicial review of agency decisions.
In addition to his administrative litigation and regulatory counsel practice, Mr. Albright assists his energy clients with commercial matters, including the negotiation and documentation of contracts related to the development of energy infrastructure, distributed generation (particularly solar resources), natural gas transportation and supply, power purchases and electric system interconnections.
From 1995 to 2007, Mr. Albright was assistant general counsel with a large combination gas and electric utility company in Colorado, where he served as primary legal counsel on all natural gas matters and lead lawyer in regulatory, legislative, transactional and litigation matters for its gas utility and gas pipeline businesses.
Mr. Albright has testified twice before the US House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Energy and Power, Committee on Commerce.