Jeff Bayne’s practice centers on advancing the interests of municipal and cooperative electric utilities, state and local 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, as well as in the federal courts of appeal. He works with public power utilities to ensure that they have access to transmission and wholesale distribution on fair terms, are protected against market power abuses and comply with regulatory requirements.
Jeff’s telecommunications work includes advocating for clients before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and federal courts. He advises state and local governments on broadband access, cable television franchising, and right-of-way issues. When clients seek to bring highspeed broadband to their communities, Jeff defends them against legal challenges brought by incumbent communications companies. Jeff also works with public, educational and governmental access to advance their interests at the federal and state levels.
Jeff has been recognized as a “Rising Star” in Energy & Natural Resources by Super Lawyers.