Georgetown University Law Center,
B.A., magna cum laude, 1970
District of Columbia
US Ct Appeals, DC Circuit
American Bar Association
American Public Power Association
Electric Cooperative Bar Association
Energy Bar Association
Listed in Chambers USA as a leading lawyer for Nationwide, Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation), 2013-2016
Listed in Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers, 2014-2016
Involved in energy regulatory law for decades, Tom helped shape the regulations that affect this complex industry. His comprehensive understanding of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), in particular FERC's policies regarding open-access electric transmission service, is unparalleled.
Tom counsels clients in their interactions with regional transmission organizations (RTOs) and is currently advising two large non-public utilities in navigating the complex process of joining an RTO. In addition to open-access transmission service, including transmission rates and incentive transmission rates, his work includes utility compliance with FERC Standards of Conduct, affiliate restrictions, anti-market manipulation requirements, market behavior rules, and contract negotiation. He regularly advises clients on compliance with FERC regulations and conducts training sessions and audits. He also has represented clients in arbitration and before the United States Court of Contract Appeals.
With the exception of California and New York, Tom has worked on transmission and generation issues in every region of the continental U.S., representing investor-owned electric utilities, electric cooperatives and industry trade associations before the FERC. Tom has a well-earned reputation for crafting innovative solutions to transmission-related problems. His clients and their opponents recognize that his reasoned approach to disputes is more likely to lead to positive outcomes for both sides.
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