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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Energy & Natural Resources

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According to sources, Alex Polonsky is "very thorough and can work through tough challenges." He 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.

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. Market commentators report: "He's a very good litigator."

John Matthews is "very dedicated to his clients," reports a source, with another noting: "He has deep experience in the area and offers very good advice." He focuses his robust regulatory practice on issues relating to nuclear power plants and other assets, frequently advising on transactions, decommissioning and compliance.

John Klauberg centres his highly acclaimed power market practice on mergers, acquisitions and sales as well as joint venture agreements, with a particular focus on representing utilities. Market commentators highlight: "He is one of the most experienced utility lawyers in the US; he's a pre-eminent practitioner. He gives you confidence that you're not giving away the farm."

Kathryn Sutton is "one of the premier lawyers in the country," according to a source, another noting: "She is a fantastic leader, she's very straight-shooting and she's dedicated to her clients. She provides absolutely model client service." She has considerable expertise in the areas of nuclear plant licensing and decommissioning alongside broader regulatory and adjudicatory issues across the sector.

Kimberly Reisler is praised by a source: "She is excellent; she's deeply embedded in the industry, has years of experience and is very informed and responsive." She 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.

Kirstin Gibbs has a distinguished background handling oil and gas pipeline matters, including disputes arising from commercial contracts and project permitting. Sources say: "She is a standout lawyer; she's highly respected and her clients really like her."

Stephen Spina is frequently called upon by clients to advise on regulatory matters spanning market pricing, standards compliance and rate proceedings. Clients reveal: "He provides excellent advice and he's very knowledgeable and responsive. He understands clients' needs and interests, and offers insights into the regulations and the mistakes that you can make."

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. Sources reveal: "He's insightful and has a number of high-profile clients. He's a top-notch 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. Interviewees describe him as "an expert in his field" and report: "He works efficiently and effectively."

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Energy & Natural Resources

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

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1701 Market Street

Philadelphia

Pennsylvania

USA

PA 19103-2921

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

USA

Energy: Electricity (Finance)


Kimberly Reisler
Band 1
Thomas P Giblin Jr
Band 1

Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)


Stephen M Spina
Band 4

Energy: Electricity (Transactional)


John G Klauberg
Band 1

Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation)


Alex Polonsky
Band 3
Brad Fagg
Band 3

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