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Latham & Watkins LLP

Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation

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What the team is known for

Experienced in all matters pertaining to energy infrastructure for prominent clients in both the renewables space and the oil and gas industry. Frequently assists clients with first-in-kind projects. Also offers strength in handling matters before agencies such as the CPUC, CEC and the US Department of Energy. Deftly manages trial and appellate litigation resulting from agency decisions. Notable for its involvement in rulemaking proceedings affecting clients in the energy sector.

Strengths

Sources describe Latham & Watkins as an "outstanding firm."

One client reports: "They are thought leaders in this practice," adding: "They take care of everything and see the bigger picture."

Work highlights

Successfully obtained project approvals from state and federal agencies on behalf of Avangrid for its Tule Wind Project. It was the first such project approved by San Diego County.

Notable practitioners

Charles Read is commended for his agency-facing practice, frequently appearing before the CPUC and other state agencies on behalf of regulated energy clients. He is held in high regard for his knowledge of emerging technologies in the power sector including smart metering and distributed generation.
"He has a very smooth, approachable demeanor and he's very personable. He asks the right questions, and he's both a good writer and speaker."

Marc Campopiano is commended for his expertise in matters affecting residential and community power generation projects. He regularly appears before the CPUC and other government agencies, guiding clients through approval proceedings and managing energy regulatory compliance.
"His strengths include his wide-ranging expertise across the federal, state and local government landscape, and his versatility in helping formulate regulatory approvals."

Michael Carroll is particularly noted for his permitting and rulemaking expertise, regularly defending clients in challenges to previously secured approvals. He represents clients engaged in power generation and transmission as well as upstream, midstream and downstream gas companies. He is further noted for his knowledge of energy-adjacent environmental regulations.

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Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation

Latham & Watkins LLP

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Location

12670 High Bluff Drive

San Diego

California

USA

CA 92130

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Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation


Charles Read
Band 2
Marc Campopiano
Band 3
Michael Carroll
Band 2