The firm has decades of proven litigation and trial experience spanning numerous disciplines and in multiple venues – administrative, trial court and appellate.
In the regulatory arena, firm attorneys have extensive trial experience at both the state and federal levels related to energy and other issues before administrative agencies. At the state level, the firm has appeared before numerous public utility and public service commissions, as well as other state agencies. At the federal level, the firm has litigated numerous rate and regulatory issues before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Firm attorneys have been involved in numerous appeals from both state and federal agencies. Firm attorneys have a proven track record litigating rulemaking issues before various regulatory bodies, including under the federal Administrative Procedure Act. Similarly, the firm has been involved in state court litigation related to state agency rules requiring energy efficiency improvement in state building codes.
The breadth of experience of firm attorneys in litigation in both state and federal courts is considerable, including decades of experience in complex litigation, with both jury and non-jury trials lasting more than a month, and arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association. Firm attorneys have actively litigated in many fields such as energy, commercial litigation issues, employment law (discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, severance pay, employee benefits, and minimum wage and overtime compensation), and misappropriation and theft of trade secrets. The extensive trial experience of firm litigators make them uniquely situated to represent firm clients in appellate matters, particularly in the federal courts of appeal, where they collectively have decades of experience. This extensive appellate experience provides insight on countless decisions made at the trial level, improving the chances of preserving a favorable trial result or of reversing an unfavorable one. And the rich combination of trial and appellate experience allows the firm to provide invaluable insight into a client’s decision to litigate in the first instance.