Profile

Bob Chairs the Energy & Environmental Group. His practice focuses primarily on matters involving the state and federal regulation of electricity supply and delivery, natural gas supply and delivery, and oil pipelines. He has substantial experience with electric industry restructuring in wholesale and retail markets, and has appeared before state regulatory commissions in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Virginia, and Ohio; before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; and before various state and federal appellate courts. On electricity and natural gas matters, Bob generally represents the interests of consumers and consumer representatives, and owners of cogeneration facilities, before federal and state administrative agencies and appellate courts. He also counsels clients regarding the competitive procurement and self-supply of utility services. Bob has counseled clients on the state and federal regulation of oil and natural gas pipelines.

EXPERIENCE/REPRESENTATIVE CASES

Bob’s client engagements over the past five years have addressed such topics as:

  • Wholesale electricity market design
  • Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (“PURPA”) issues
  • Wholesale and retail energy supply and delivery transactions
  • FERC Office of Enforcement actions (self-reports; investigations)
  • Utility mergers and acquisitions
  • Demand response rule development
  • State and federal court appeals
  • Market-based rate authority and Public Utility Holding Company Act compliance
  • Behind-the-meter generation and microgrid configurations
  • Electric transmission formula rates and allowed returns on equity
  • Oil pipeline rate and tariff issues
  • Natural gas pipeline rate and tariff issues
  • Electricity, natural gas, and oil pipeline infrastructure development

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Attorney-Advisor, Office of Administrative Law Judges 1994-1996

EDUCATION

American University, B.A., 1991, magna cum laude

Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1994, Law and Policy in International Business, Articles Editor; Subcouncil

HONORS/AWARDS

DC Super Lawyer, 2016

The Best Lawyers in America®, Energy Law, 2013-present

Martindale-Hubbell, AV-Rated

MEMBERSHIPS

Pennsylvania Bar Association, Utility Law Section

Energy Bar Association – President – Present; Board of Directors, 2004-2009 and 2012-2014; Electric Utility Regulation Committee, Chair, 2001-2003; Judicial Review Committee, Chair, 2003-2004

Charitable Foundation of the Energy Bar Association, President, 2012-2013; Board of Directors, 2015-Present

Foundation of the Energy Law Journal – Board of Directors, 2015-Present

COURT ADMISSIONS

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court

 

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

District of Columbia

Maryland

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