REGULATORY ADVICE & ADMINISTRATIVE LITIGATION

McDowell Rackner Gibson attorneys regularly appear before state and federal regulatory commissions throughout the West and Alaska on behalf of our clients, including the following:

  • Public Utility Commission of Oregon
  • Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission
  • Regulatory Commission of Alaska
  • Public Service Commission of Utah
  • Idaho Public Utilities Commission
  • Wyoming Public Service Commission
  • Guam Utilities Commission
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Bonneville Power Administration

Our clients are governed by complex legal frameworks at the federal, state, and municipal levels. We assist clients in understanding these frameworks to achieve specific business objectives and manage ongoing compliance obligations. We provide compliance advice on all aspects of utility business development and maintenance including business formation, mergers and acquisitions, and local franchising advice. We assist in all stages of administrative litigation, from the preparation of the filing to the hearing. We also handle appeals from administrative agencies.

UTILITY OPERATIONS & RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

We advise our energy clients on a broad range of fuel supply, rate design, and resource development matters. We are involved in complex transactions, such as the development of wind, natural gas, coal, and hydropower generation projects, as well as the siting, permitting, development, and management of transmission lines in the West and Alaska.

PUBLIC POLICY ADVICE

Helping our clients to shape regulatory policy is a foundation of our practice. At state public utility commissions and legislatures, our attorneys represent clients in all aspects of public policy development. 

McDowell Rackner Gibson’s energy clients include major gas and electric investor-owned utilities, energy cooperatives, and public utility districts.