Helping clients navigate the complexities of the energy markets and regulatory requirements, particularly when a smaller market participant is confronted with hurdles favoring larger, more powerful interests, keeps Tom excited about the practice of law. Working primarily with public sector and cooperative clients, Tom and the firm are dedicated to helping them thrive in their entrepreneurial activities, such as providing affordable and environmentally responsible electric service to support the economic well-being of the businesses and residents they serve.
Tom enjoys the opportunity to wrestle with challenging public-policy issues affecting the structure of major industries, while working on a personal and local level with talented, dedicated clients whose motivation is to protect fair competition and promote economic development in their communities. He has extensive experience in negotiating commercial agreements and resolving disputes, as well as litigation, when that is in the client’s best interest.
Energy, electric restructuring, regulatory policy, contract negotiations, ratemaking and antitrust issues, primarily in the electric utility industry. Has been responsible for all stages of litigation, including investigation, discovery, trial and appellate advocacy, as well as negotiations and alternative dispute resolution procedures.
Tom has been inducted into the 2012 Capital Pro Bono High Honor Roll by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and Superior Court.