Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation) - USA
What the team is known for
Balch & Bingham LLP is recognized for its excellent regulatory expertise in the nuclear space. Offers deep knowledge on nuclear safety testing, investigations and fuel and services contracts. Further noted for capability in spent fuel litigation matters and also able to advise nuclear energy clients on whistle-blower response. Able to advise at the cutting edge of new nuclear plant development.
"The team is fantastic. One of their biggest strengths is depth of experience and responsiveness. Whatever the issue is they are always ready, willing and able."
"The firm has a tremendous team of lawyers and no assignment is too difficult."
Balch & Bingham LLP assisted Holtec International following its acquisition of the Pilgrim Nuclear site in Massachusetts. This representation of Holtec International, Holtec Decommissioning International, and Comprehensive Decommissioning International spanned all commercial and transactional aspects, plus regulatory support for Holtec's compliance with new obligations as an NRC licensee.
Balch & Bingham LLP was sole lead counsel to New York Transmission Owners in a series of related regulatory proceedings involving the NYISO. These proceedings are generally referred to as "NYISO ICAP BSM Proceedings."
Stanford Blanton is a go-to counsel for owners and operators seeking expert advice on the full gamut of agency-facing, general regulatory and commercial matters across the nuclear sector.
"His knowledge base is really broad but he also has deep nuclear experience. He is an excellent adviser who helps sort through the most complex of issues." "Stanford provides incredibly succinct strategic direction and is excellent at providing problem resolution to commercial matters." "He is an outstanding attorney."
Peter LeJeune has expertise spanning the regulatory requirements of nuclear plant development and related technology as well as commercial matters such as sales and investments.
"He has a great skill in taking complex and nuanced situations and giving very practical legal advice that is actionable." "Peter is excellent at providing a wide breadth of perspective and value-added strategic input."
Leslie Garrett Allen advises major operating companies in the nuclear field on a range of regulatory and compliance matters. She also has experience handling licensing and decommissioning issues.
"She provides a lot of good advice to keep us attuned to developments in the regulatory space."
Alan Lovett is an up-and-coming attorney noted for his knowledge of an array of regulatory matters in the industry. He manages proceedings pertaining to acquisitions and license transfer as part of decommissioning efforts.
"Alan is excellent at articulating the full details regarding a subject, but also at articulating the breadth of research into an issue at a communicable summary level. He is highly responsive and thinks strategically." "He is a really great commercial lawyer but also has a depth of experience in the energy sector."
David Connelly often acts as regulatory counsel on mergers and acquisitions and is further noted for handling a range of ratemaking applications and other FERC proceedings.
"He is a thoughtful and thorough attorney who provides reasoned advice to his clients." "David is diligent, has an eye for detail and the ability to manage complex matters and achieve successful outcomes. He is highly knowledgeable about the energy industry and developments at FERC."
Lyle Larson routinely represents his utility clients in FERC filings and proceedings, including those concerning market-based rates.
"He is a regulatory expert. He knows the issues that are important to our business and works quickly to get simple answers to complex questions." "He has great attention to detail and is knowledgeable in his field."