Profile

Bob Co-Chairs the Energy & Environmental Group and serves on the Firm’s Management Committee. His practice focuses primarily on matters involving the state and federal regulation of electricity supply and delivery, natural gas supply and delivery, and petroleum products pipelines. Bob has appeared before state regulatory commissions in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Virginia, 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 high-volume 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 supply of utility services, including utility-scale renewable energy projects. Bob has counseled clients, and appeared in state and federal proceedings, regarding the 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
  • State and federal court appeals
  • Market-based rate authority and Public Utility Holding Company Act compliance
  • State and federal court appeals
  • Renewable energy projects (project development, physical and virtual power purchase agreements)
  • 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
  • Petroleum products 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-present

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

Martindale-Hubbell, AV-Rated

MEMBERSHIPS

Energy Bar Association – President – 2017-2018; Board of Directors, 2004-2009, 2012-2014, 2015-2019; 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, 2015-2018

Foundation of the Energy Law Journal – Board of Directors, 2015-2018

Pennsylvania Bar Association, Utility Law Section

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