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Energy & Natural Resources

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Alex Polonsky is capable of handling proceedings before the NRC as well as advising clients on a broad range of regulatory issues, particularly concerning waste storage and nuclear technology development.
"One of the recognised leaders in export control and DOE matters, he has deep expertise in that area. He is responsive, smart and knows the inner workings of the agency." "He has a fantastic brain and is very good on nuclear export and international trade issues."

Brad Fagg adroitly advises clients on spent fuel issues and related disputes. He is further noted for his expertise in a range of regulatory and contractual matters spanning the nuclear sector.
"A fantastic litigator."

Daniel Skees routinely acts on behalf of electric utilities in FERC authorisations and approvals relating to acquisitions.
"He has a mastery of fast and intensive cases."

John Klauberg centres his highly acclaimed power market practice around mergers, acquisitions and sales as well as joint venture agreements, with a particular focus on representing utilities.
"Without a doubt, the most experienced energy lawyer in the business. Both knowledgeable and practical, he understands the business and really advises with the totality of circumstances in mind. He makes sure he’s familiar with the detail but never fails to appreciate the big picture."

John Hood has a strong track record in advising energy companies and utilities on securities law, including high-value public offerings.
"He knows the industry back to front, is extremely judicious and has a wealth of knowledge." "Tremendous intellect, tremendous guy; tremendous all around."

Joseph Lowell focuses his practice on electric utility and natural gas clients, advising them on the full spectrum of regulatory issues pertaining to ISO and RTO, including rules and ratemaking proceedings.
"Really sharp on FERC rate matters; he knows the area inside out. He is an expert on formula rate cases."

Kathryn Sutton has considerable expertise in the areas of nuclear plant licensing and decommissioning alongside broader regulatory and adjudicatory issues across the sector.
"A brilliant lawyer who is a leader on licence renewals."

Kimberly Reisler focuses her practice on utilities and underwriters, leveraging her considerable expertise in corporate and securities law to assist with a broad array of power sector transactions.
"Absolutely terrific. She's a great lawyer and very active in the energy space."

Kirstin Gibbs has a distinguished background handling oil and gas pipeline matters, including disputes arising from commercial contracts and project permitting. Her recent experience includes handling FERC approvals and investigations in the natural gas sector.
"Kirstin is fantastic. She is practical, gets the job done and figures out elegant solutions." "She's very knowledgeable, talks through the details and sees the bigger picture."

Michael Espinoza has expertise in energy transactions focused in the regulated utilities and renewables space. He often handles high-value acquisitions.
"An incredible corporate attorney who is very experienced in the utility sector. He is exceptionally smart, very practical and extremely responsive." "Very strong in negotiations and very hard-working."

Stephen Spina is frequently called upon by clients to advise on regulatory matters spanning market pricing, standards compliance and rate proceedings.
"He's very good on enforcement matters and has great judgement." "He is terrific to work with and does a great job for his clients; he comes up with solutions and has a great regulatory brain."

Thomas Giblin has expertise spanning private placements as well as debt and equity offerings, which he deftly handles on behalf of utility and energy clients.
"A stellar name in the industry. He is very sharp, extremely hard-working and does a great job for his clients." "A fantastic securities lawyer."

Timothy Matthews has considerable expertise across the sector and is frequently called upon to act for clients before the NRC on licensing and development matters. He has further strength in investigations and enforcement work.
"A wonderful attorney. He's logical, reasonable and clients love working with him."

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Energy & Natural Resources

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP


1701 Market Street




PA 19103-2921

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Energy: Electricity (Finance)

John T Hood
Senior Statespeople
Kimberly Reisler
Band 1
Thomas P Giblin Jr
Band 1

Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)

J. Daniel Skees
Band 5
Joseph Lowell
Band 5
Stephen M Spina
Band 3

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