Led by, Scott Blake Harris, a former General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Energy, our attorneys offer a full range of energy law services, including complex litigation and appeals, and representation before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Department of Energy, the EPA, state public utility commissions, and other agencies.
Our attorneys have helped electric utilities, transmission developers, power marketers, renewable energy developers, and financial investors safely navigate the complex terrain that is electric regulation in the United States. We have successfully represented clients before FERC and the state PUCs, defended enforcement actions, and provided efficient advice on power purchase agreements, renewable energy credit agreements, and other power market transactions.
We represent industry in energy efficiency rulemakings before DOE. We provide representation on DOE efficiency standards, test procedures, and enforcement provisions; ENERGY STAR rules; FTC energy labeling requirements; and rules of the California Energy Commission and other state agencies. We advise on compliance with standards and test procedures rules and on obtaining exceptions and waivers to deal with special situations warranting relief. There are significant penalties for violations of federal and state energy efficiency requirements, and violations can expose companies to risk of civil litigation, including class actions. We assist clients in resolving enforcement cases and limiting their exposure to civil litigation.
LNG and International Trade in Energy
Drawing on our government experience, we offer unique insight into the multi-agency process for permitting LNG terminals and authorizing LNG exports. We also offer substantial experience in obtaining Presidential Permits for cross-border transmission lines, electricity export authorizations, and exports of nuclear material regulated by the United States Department of Energy.