Representative Matters

  • Represented clients in various FERC hearing proceedings regarding nondiscriminatory access to wholesale service, which has included participating in settlement proceedings, preparing discovery requests, arguing motions, working with experts to develop testimony, cross examining and defending witnesses at hearing and briefing.
  • Represented the City and County of San Francisco in successfully challenging FERC orders in two separate proceedings. City & Cnty. of S.F. v. FERC, 24 F.4th 652 (D.C. Cir. 2022).
  • Assisted joint action agencies in drafting plans for implementing the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) and in successfully obtaining from FERC waivers and terminations of certain PURPA obligations.
  • Represented the District of Columbia Government in a proceeding before the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia concerning AltaGas’s proposed acquisition of Washington Gas. Following an evidentiary hearing, the case was resolved by settlement. In re the Merger of AltaGas Ltd. & WGL Holdings, Inc., Order No. 19396, Formal Case No. 1142 (D.C. Pub. Serv. Comm’n June 29, 2018).
  • Represented the City of West Des Moines in defending against a petition for an FCC declaratory ruling filed by an incumbent cable operator pursuant to section 253 of the Communications Act of 1934. Following the City’s answer, the parties reached a settlement and the petition was withdrawn.
  • Represented a coalition of local government organizations in the FCC rulemaking proceeding—and subsequent appeal—on federal regulations regarding deployment of 5G small cell attachments in public rights-of-way and public property.

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