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August 8, 2018

Scholars Argue Defamation Suit Should Proceed.

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June 1, 2018

Federal Appeals Court Upholds FERC Order Requiring Equitable Treatment of Mississippi Ratepayers.

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May 24, 2018

Port of Portland Prevails in Dispute over Payment of PDX’s Utility Bills.

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May 7, 2018

Spiegel Attorney Speaks on Panel at EBA Annual Meeting.

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May 3, 2018

Chambers Again Recognizes Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP as a Leading Law Firm

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April 24, 2018

Bogorad, Mapes, Schwarz, Strauss Recognized by “Super Lawyers.”

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February 21, 2018

Spiegel Attorney Joins Panel on Current Developments in Grid Reliability.

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January 31, 2018

D.C. Circuit Upholds Structure of the CFPB.

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January 22, 2018

Spiegel Attorneys File Brief in Supreme Court Antitrust State-Action Immunity Case on Behalf of State and Local Government Associations.

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August 16, 2017

Kentucky District Court Upholds Louisville Metro's One-Touch Make-Ready Ordinance against AT&T's State and Federal Law Challenge.

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July 25, 2017

Clean Sweep for Clean Energy: New York Prevails in Fight over Nuclear Subsidies.

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July 17, 2017

Victory for Orangeburg: Court Directs FERC on Remand to Justify Apparent Unlawful Discriminatory Treatment of Wholesale Customers.

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May 31, 2017

Massachusetts PEG Bill Draws Testimony.

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May 26, 2017

Chambers Recognizes Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP.

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April 24, 2017

Bogorad, Strauss Named 2017 “Super Lawyers” and Mapes Named “Rising Star” in Energy & Natural Resources.

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March 31, 2017

Spiegel Attorneys File Brief in PHH v. CFPB: Amici Separation of Powers Scholars Argue Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is Constitutionally-Structured.

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February 2, 2017

Midwest Transmission Dependent Utilities Score Major Win Against Capacity Market Bifurcation.

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October 19, 2016

Spiegel Attorneys Present at APPA Legal & Regulatory Conference.

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July 12, 2016

Tim Lay Conducts Webinar on Zoning and Wireless Facilities.

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June 2, 2016

Chambers Again Recognizes Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP as a Leading Law Firm.

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March 29, 2016

Spiegel Attorneys Argue Before U.S. Supreme Court in Case with Significant Implications for Renewables.

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March 1, 2016

Rebecca Baldwin Becomes Of Counsel to Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP.

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January 1, 2016

Katie Mapes Becomes a Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP Partner.

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September 29, 2015

Tim Lay Gives Webinar on Zoning and Wireless Facilities.

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September 10, 2015

Spiegel Attorneys Horwood, Lay Present at NATOA Conference.

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August 5, 2015

Spiegel Partner Jeffrey A. Schwarz to Speak at Energy in the Northeast Conference on Pending Cases Drawing Jurisdictional Lines Between FERC and the States.

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July 24, 2015

Scott Strauss Addresses UWUA Convention on Workforce Adequacy.

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July 15, 2015

Tim Lay to Present Webinar on Zoning and Wireless Facilities.

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July 1, 2015

Jeff Schwarz Becomes a Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP Partner.

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May 19, 2015

Chambers Recognizes Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP as a Leading Law Firm; Bogorad and Strauss Also Ranked

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April 24, 2015

Spiegel Attorneys Honored with Amicus Service Award.

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April 16, 2015

Bogorad, Pomper, Strauss Named 2015 Energy “Super Lawyers” and Baldwin, Mapes Named “Rising Stars”

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February 13, 2015

Tim Lay Speaks on Over-the-Top Video Programming and Cell Tower Siting.

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October 20, 2014

Capacity Markets, NERC, and Hydropower Presentations Given at APPA Legal Seminar

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August 25, 2014

Amicus Brief Filed in Supreme Court Case Dealing with Local Zoning Decisions About Cell Towers.

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August 14, 2014

Arizona Non-Profit Utilities Form New Joint Action Agency, Southwest Public Power Agency, Inc.

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May 23, 2014

Chambers Recognizes Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP as a Leading Law Firm; Bogorad and Strauss Also Ranked

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April 25, 2014

Bogorad, Pomper, Strauss Named 2014 Energy “Super Lawyers” and Baldwin Named a “Rising Star”

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January 30, 2014

Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP Named One of the “2014 Top Ranked Law Firms.”

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October 31, 2013

Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP Mourns the Passing of Lee C. White.

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October 9, 2013

FAA Confirms Airport Sponsor’s Right to Offer Aeronautical Services in Competition with Private Sector.

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September 11, 2013

Bills Aimed at Streamlining Small Hydropower Development Signed into Law.

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August 9, 2013

Tim Lay to Speak on National Telecommunications Issues at Upcoming Conferences.

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August 9, 2013

Midwest Load-Serving Public Power Agencies Beat Back Effort to Establish Restrictive Interconnection Agreements.

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June 11, 2013

Spiegel Attorneys Named 2013 Top Rated Lawyers for Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources Lawyers and Communications.

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May 21, 2013

Victory: DOT/FAA Vacates and Rescinds Airport Control Tower Closures.

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May 8, 2013

Cindy Bogorad Named 2013 Energy “Super Lawyer.”

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April 5, 2013

FAA Delays Airport Control Tower Closure for Spiegel Clients Spokane and Bloomington.

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March 25, 2013

Zoning vs. LNG:  U.S. Fourth Circuit Upholds County Victory.

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January 14, 2013

Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP Named One of the “2013 Top Ranked Law Firms.”

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January 11, 2013

Public Utilities Fortnightly Reports on FMPA and Seminole Coop’s Order 1000 Protest.

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November 1, 2012

Tim Lay, Scott Strauss Spoke at NARUC/NASUCA Annual Meeting.

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October 14, 2012

Cindy Bogorad and Latif Nurani present paper on NERC’s Bulk Electric System definition at APPA Legal Seminar.

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October 14, 2012

Bob Jablon and Dan Silverman discussed the achievements of the CMMPA and the MMTG in enabling cities to invest in major new Upper Midwest transmission and secure fair cost recovery at the APPA Legal Seminar.

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October 10, 2012

Spiegel Partner Scott Strauss testifies in state investigation of distribution utility infrastructure needs.

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October 3, 2012

FERC grants Declaratory Order to WPPI Energy approving favorable rate treatments for La Crosse Electric Transmission Project.

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October 1, 2012

“The Future of State and Local Communications Taxes” was presented by Tim Lay at the 2012 NATOA Annual Convention.

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July 26, 2012

Reporting on new rules implementing the Dodd-Frank legislation and how they will impact electric utilities — Final rule defining Swap Dealer and related entities.

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July 6, 2012

Spiegel attorneys advise clients to take advantage of remaining opportunity to participate in stakeholder process prior to compliance filings.

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June 25, 2012

Spiegel & McDiarmid files brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, defending local zoning plan against Liquefied Natural Gas complex.

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June 7, 2012

Scott Strauss and Katharine Mapes published in the Spring issue of the New Labor Forum.

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May 16, 2012

Fran Francis speaks at DOJ program on “Empowering Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities through Federal Service”

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May 2, 2012

Tim Lay writes report on next generation broadband in brownfields.

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April 12, 2012

Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP helps clients acquire joint ownership of Dogwood Generating Facility.

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March 26, 2012

Spiegel partners successfully defend Benham, KY against a complaint by Kentucky Utilities.

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March 9, 2012

Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP helps Maryland county defend transit-oriented development plan, defeating disruptive LNG storage facility.

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March 5, 2012

Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP assists broad coalition in seeking changes in incentives for utility transmission construction.

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March 2, 2012

Challenge to transmission rate return on equity filed; could save power agency, coop customers millions.

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February 22, 2012

Scott Strauss and Peter Hopkins complete successful representation of the State of Maryland and the Maryland Energy Administration in utility merger proceeding; Maryland PSC approves settlement in Exelon‑Constellation merger case.

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January 10, 2012

Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP co-authors report on green energy in brownfields.

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December 7, 2011

Dowden and Pearson review new CFTC recordkeeping requirements.

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December 2, 2011

McDiarmid, Strauss among Public Utility Fortnightly’s “Top Utility Lawyers of 2011.”

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November 16, 2011

Jim Horwood has been reappointed to the Board of the Alliance for Community Media.

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November 15, 2011

Spiegel partner David Pomper authors “Pausing the Speed of Light: Rethinking the Basis for Federal Jurisdiction over Storage Services,” published by ElectricityPolicy.com.

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October 4, 2011

“Taking Another Look at Federal/State Jurisdictional Relationships in the New Broadband World,” by Tim Lay, was published by the National Regulatory Research Institute.

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September 27, 2011

Bob McDiarmid honored by NCPA “for his dedicated, skillful and lengthy career service to the NCPA and public power over a span of more than 40 years.”

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September 14, 2011

Spiegel’s Cindy Bogorad was a panelist at the Energy Bar Association’s September 14th discussion on Views and Perspectives on FERC Order No. 1000.

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September 1, 2011

Cindy Bogorad has been selected for inclusion in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers for 2011.

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June 6, 2011

Scott Strauss and Katie Mapes successfully represent the Utility Workers Union of America before the West Virginia Public Service Commission and obtain an order halting layoffs at the West Virginia-American Water Company.

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June 2, 2011

Client alert: CFTC issues proposed rule on recordkeeping and reporting for pre-enactment and transition swaps.

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May 3, 2011

Scott H. Strauss named a 2011 Energy “Super Lawyer” for fifth consecutive year.

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April 14, 2011

FERC compliance: When and why to self-report.

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April 14, 2011

FCC imposes new, more burdensome pole attachment rules on utilities and issues Notice of Inquiry on local right-of-way and wireless land use siting practices.

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October 18, 2010

At the 2010 American Public Power Association (APPA) Conference Spiegel attorneys Lisa Dowden, Melissa Birchard, William Huang and Tim Lay reported on current issues with the CFTC and the FERC. 

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October 12, 2010

Scott Strauss and Peter Hopkins draft petition on behalf of union seeking investigation into workforce staffing and planning issues at major western utility.

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September 17, 2010

President Barack Obama appointed Frances Enseki Francis as a Member of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. 

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November 20, 2009

Public Utilities Fortnightly features Cindy Bogorad in article on “Groundbreaking Lawyers of 2009.”

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November 19, 2009

Scott Strauss and Peter Hopkins complete successful representation of the State of Maryland before the Maryland Public Service Commission concerning proposed $4.5 billion purchase by Électricité de France of 49.99% of Constellation Energy’s nuclear plant subsidiary.

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August 15, 2009

Hydro Team wins Second Circuit decision vacating license, declaring FERC’s denial of intervention to the Green Island Power Authority “arbitrary and capricious”; could lead to restoration of waterfall and large new hydro project on the Mohawk River.

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March 11, 2009

Scott Strauss, Peter Hopkins and Dan Davidson successfully represented the State of Maryland and the Maryland Energy Administration before the Maryland Public Service Commission concerning proposed $4.5 billion purchase by EdF of part of Constellation Energy’s nuclear plant subsidiary.

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February 23, 2009

Tom Trauger and Peter Hopkins help Owensboro Municipal Utilities; court rejects $47 million damages claim.

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May 28, 2008

Daniel Davidson and Peter Hopkins head Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP’s litigation team in false claim action with co-counsel that obtained settlements totaling $76.25 million.

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October 5, 2007

Spiegel & McDiarmid files amicus brief in U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Amaranth Advisors L.L.C.

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