Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) - USA - Nationwide
What the team is known for
Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP offers clients experienced regulatory counsel, being well versed in the power market and industry reform. Highly esteemed for FERC and federal court power litigation. Enjoys a fine track record for its work on behalf of state regulatory bodies, trade associations, municipalities and cooperatives. Possesses particular strength in relation to infrastructure development, rate regulation, reliability standards and competition policy. Go-to practice for representation of public sector clients and nonprofit cooperatives in the power space.
"The Spiegel attorneys are very sensitive to the business issues that relate to client legal issues."
"The attorneys are agile, seasoned and practical counsel with considerable experience. They effectively convey to their clients the big picture perspective as well as the key granular details."
Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP represented Anbaric, a transmission developer, in its DC Circuit appeal of FERC's rejection of a complaint filed by Anbaric. The complaint sought revisions to the procedures used by PJM Interconnection to process proposed ocean-based transmission grids that interconnect offshore wind generation to the mainland.
Cynthia Bogorad has considerable experience representing energy sector clients, with particular strengths advising utilities on rulemaking and legislation, including proceedings before FERC.
"She is a strong researcher, great drafts-person and at home in any aspect of utility law."
Scott Strauss represents state utility commissions and consumer-owned and municipal utilities in regulatory challenges and other contentious proceedings as well as managing complex contract negotiations.
"Scott is a superb attorney with a great intellect who rapidly masters complex material, effectively communicates with different audiences and remains focused on the client’s needs throughout."
David Pomper has notable experience representing state and municipal utilities in a range of regulatory matters, particularly those concerning transmission and other cost-based rates.
"His technical expertise in very complex energy and transmission rate matters is amazing." "He is a very knowledgeable FERC practitioner."