Pole Attachment and Joint Use Litigation
Lead counsel for numerous electric utilities in complaint proceedings and rulemaking proceedings before the Federal Communications Commission; lead counsel for numerous electric utilities in pole attachment and joint use matters in state and federal courts; counsel for numerous electric utilities in rulemaking proceedings before state public utility commissions.
Lead counsel for electric utilities in appeals of orders from the Federal Communications Commission; counsel for electric utilities and other businesses in numerous other appeals; argued cases before the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, 8th Circuit, 9th Circuit, and Alabama Supreme Court.
Pole Attachment, Joint Use & Telecom Consultation
Provides advice and counsel to electric utilities regarding their relationships with third-party attachers (broadband, cable television, telephone, etc.); represents electric utilities in negotiation of pole attachment agreements, joint use agreements, tower lease agreements, streetlight colocation agreements, and conduit access agreements; has served as lead counsel in multiple major negotiations between electric utilities and telecom interests (ILECs, CLECs, ISPs, wireless carriers and others); advises electric utility clients on tower leasing, fiber leasing, RF interference, and other telecom matters.
Represents electric utilities in spent nuclear fuel litigation; represented generation and transmission cooperative in wholesale power dispute; represented investor owned utility in anti-trust case arising out of coal purchase practices.
Spent Nuclear Fuel Litigation
Represents electric utilities in claims against the United States for its failure to develop a permanent repository for the storage of spent nuclear fuel; has tried multiple cases before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
Represents entrepreneurs and investors in business disputes; represented government contractor in breach of subcontract arising out of overseas manufacturing facility; has represented financial institutions in Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Fair Credit Reporting Act cases.
Represented banks, insurers, and other businesses in various bond default and other class action lawsuits; represented numerous food/diet companies in class action lawsuits alleging mislabeling of nutritional aspects of product.