On behalf of a utility client, successfully obtained regulatory approval for a 90-turbine, 162-megawatt wind energy project, including addressing significant challenges based on alleged negative health effects due to low-frequency noise and impacts on property values.
Representation of public utility client in all aspects of general and special-purpose rate cases.
Advocated and won restructuring of distributed generation tariffs on behalf of utility client, resulting in more equitable payment of fixed costs by all customers of the utility.
Representation of utility in regulatory proceedings seeking approval of multi-billion dollar acquisition of another utility company.
Represented utility in connection with prudence review of maintenance projects at nuclear power plant.
Represented public utility in arbitration against contractor concerning warranty defects in a newly-completed power plant, resulting in favorable multi-million dollar settlement.
Assisted community college with development of 10-kilowatt wind turbine on its campus for use in connection with renewable energy curriculum, including overcoming objections based on noise and aesthetics.
Represented client in the pulp and paper industry in challenge to wastewater rates being charged by utility, resulting in annual savings of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Successfully obtained regulatory approval on behalf of a public utility client seeking for a 50-megawatt biomass cogeneration facility to be sited at operating paper mill.
Represented multiple utility clients with regard to investigation by Wisconsin Public Service Commission into potential excess generating capacity and other issues common to Wisconsin utilities.
Represented brewery client in water rate cases before the Wisconsin Public Service Commission.
Representation of clients in various commercial disputes regarding contracts, employment issues, intellectual property issues, ERISA, construction issues, and purchase/sale of businesses.
Preparation of petition for writ of certiorari to U.S. Supreme Court in litigation regarding rights of American Indian mothers under the Indian Child Welfare Act.