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Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Utilities Law Energy Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Utilities Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Utilities Law Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Utilities Law Energy Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Utilities Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Utilities Law Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Utilities Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Energy Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Utilities Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Utilities Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Energy Law Litigation - Environmental Energy Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Okemos, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Municipal Law Energy Law Utilities Law Land Use and Zoning Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Litigation - Municipal
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1987
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Municipal Law Financial Services Regulation Law Corporate Governance Law Utilities Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Utilities Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Utilities Law Environmental Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1997
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Energy Regulatory Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Utilities Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Oxford, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation Natural Resources Law Utilities Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Utilities Law Energy Regulatory Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Utilities Law Insurance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Utilities Law Energy Law Energy Regulatory Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Lansing, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Public Finance Law Utilities Law Municipal Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Utilities Law Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Utilities Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Glen Allen, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Utilities Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Utilities Law Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Utilities Law Administrative / Regulatory Law

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Practice Area Definition

Utilities Law Definition

Utilities Law involves all aspects of the economic regulation of public utilities by agencies of federal, state, and local government, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Federal Communication Commission (FCC), and state public service commissions. Traditional public utilities include suppliers of electricity, telecommunications, natural gas, cable television, sewer, and water. In each case the government has decided that because of the unique characteristics of these industries, the public interest is best served by limiting competition and subjecting the providers to close government regulation.

Practitioners typically represent utilities, utility customers, or consumer advocacy groups. The practice includes litigation before regulatory agencies where utilities seek licenses, permits or approvals related to various activities and also includes appeals of final regulatory orders to appellate courts. The litigation includes utility rate cases in which the utility is requesting approval of an increase in its rates; and Certificate of Public Convenience & Necessity (CPCN) cases in which the utility is requesting approval to build new utility infrastructure.

The cases follow several different formats: a traditional civil trial initiated by a formal Petition or Application; a formal investigation of improper conduct initiated by the regulatory agency; or legislative type rulemaking proceedings to adopt new rules by the agency. The practice also involves transactional work typically involving the purchase and sale of utility services, utility assets or the utility itself; or the financing of new utility infrastructure. Finally the practice involves proactive counseling of utilities and other interested parties regarding compliance with federal, state, and local utility laws and regulations.

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Utilities Law involves all aspects of the economic regulation of public utilities by agencies of federal, state, and local government, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Federal Communication Commission (FCC), and state public service commissions. Traditional public utilities include suppliers of electricity, telecommunications, natural gas, cable television, sewer, and water. In each case the government has decided that because of the unique characteristics of these industries, the public interest is best served by limiting competition and subjecting the providers to close government regulation.

Practitioners typically represent utilities, utility customers, or consumer advocacy groups. The practice includes litigation before regulatory agencies where utilities seek licenses, permits or approvals related to various activities and also includes appeals of final regulatory orders to appellate courts. The litigation includes utility rate cases in which the utility is requesting approval of an increase in its rates; and Certificate of Public Convenience & Necessity (CPCN) cases in which the utility is requesting approval to build new utility infrastructure.

The cases follow several different formats: a traditional civil trial initiated by a formal Petition or Application; a formal investigation of improper conduct initiated by the regulatory agency; or legislative type rulemaking proceedings to adopt new rules by the agency. The practice also involves transactional work typically involving the purchase and sale of utility services, utility assets or the utility itself; or the financing of new utility infrastructure. Finally the practice involves proactive counseling of utilities and other interested parties regarding compliance with federal, state, and local utility laws and regulations.