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Thompson Coburn LLP

Energy & Natural Resources

5 ranked lawyersBand 4USA - NationwideUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Strong regulatory offering frequently acting for municipalities, cooperative utilities and renewable energy companies. Provides insight at FERC and state regulatory agencies, especially in relation to wholesale electric power. Also has expertise in bulk power, interconnection and transmission arrangements.

Strengths

Interviewees say: "Thompson Coburn is an excellent full-service law firm; it has wide and deep resources, and expertise across a whole host of divisions."

Sources say: "They're very knowledgeable on the transmission side and on the inner workings of FERC."

Work highlights

Represented a group of six municipal electric systems in California in numerous policy development proceedings involving the energy markets operated by CAISO. The representation included administrative litigation before FERC and the US Court of Appeals.

Notable practitioners

Adrienne Clair has expertise in a broad range of matters before FERC, acting for a client base spanning municipal utilities, generation and transmission cooperatives and local distribution companies.
"She's well connected in the industry and very, very good." "Adrienne is a very strong attorney who has outstanding client relationships and interpersonal skills that help to move her clients' interests along." "Truly brilliant. She's a very strong FERC lawyer."

Bonnie Blair is noted for her federal regulatory practice, where she represents a range of electric utility industry clients on ratemaking, market restructuring and other policy issues.
"She's very smart and very effective." "Always available, very prompt and really knowledgeable about FERC processes."

Erica Rancilio possesses cross-sector experience and frequently advises oil pipeline and electric utility clients on a range of matters before FERC.
"An excellent advocate for her clients, she's adept at recognizing policy issues and seeing the big picture." "Knowledgeable, experienced and practical in her advice. She's also very good at explaining technical concepts and putting them in layman's terms."

Margaret McNaul specializes in representing electric municipalities and cooperatives in proceedings before FERC, often those pertaining to transmission rates. She also manages policy issues within the CAISO region.
"Extremely helpful and very responsive." "Cool, calm and collected."

Rebecca Shelton is an up-and-coming attorney noted for her representation of municipally owned utility clients in rate proceedings before FERC.
"Very detail-orientated."

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Ranked Lawyers

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 - Nationwide

Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)


Adrienne E Clair
Band 1
Bonnie S Blair
Band 4
Margaret E McNaul
Band 5
Rebecca Shelton
Up and Coming

Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)


Erica Rancilio
Band 5