Jeff Bayne’s practice centers on advancing the interests of governmental and other public interest-oriented clients on energy and telecommunications issues.
On energy matters, Jeff advocates for clients’ interests in administrative litigation and rulemaking proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and state utility commissions. Jeff’s practice includes, among other things, addressing changes in energy markets, preventing investor-owned utilities from infringing on wholesale customer rights, assisting clients with Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) compliance, and advising on hydropower licensing issues.
Jeff’s telecommunications work includes advocating for clients before the Federal Communications Commission and federal courts. He is also involved with counseling clients on legislative matters. He has assisted clients in defending “one touch make-ready” policies in federal court and works on behalf of clients to advance the interests of public, educational, and governmental access at the state and federal levels.