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  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1976
  • B.A., Oberlin College, 1973

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Ohio

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals, Sixth, Seventh and D.C. Circuits

Memberships & Affiliations

Electric Cooperative Bar Association
Energy Bar Association

Barry Cohen

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Special Counsel
  • T: 202.753.3437
    F: 202.354.4906

Mr. Cohen brings clients in the electric and natural gas industries more than 30 years of experience with public utility regulation and energy and telecommunications law. He joined the firm in February 2014 from Miller, Balis & O’Neil, P.C. His work centers around ensuring that the interests of publicly owned electric utilities are protected in rulemakings and other dockets involving the efforts of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to facilitate competitive wholesale electricity markets and the growth of Regional Transmission Organizations, in matters pertaining to the setting of transmission rates and in the area of electric system reliability.

From 1988 through 2002, Mr. Cohen led a wide variety of efforts for the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel, the statutory representative of the residential consumers of Ohio’s investor-owned utilities. He assisted with utility applications for rate increases of hundreds of millions of dollars and supervised other attorneys in litigating such cases. As Assistant Legal Director, he shared responsibility for the operation of the Legal Division, which included thirteen attorneys and a total of twenty employees. In 1993, Mr. Cohen was appointed Interim Consumers’ Counsel by the Governing Board of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel. In that position he managed all operations of the Office of the Consumers’ Counsel.

Mr. Cohen was recognized by Super Lawyers in 2014 and 2015. Super Lawyers is published by Thomson Reuters. Click here for their methodology. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Representative Matters

Represented two rural electric cooperative clients in negotiating a favorable settlement of terms to pay for an older generating station that the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. determined was needed to ensure reliability in the electric transmission network.
Assisted a rural electric cooperative client in negotiating a favorable settlement of a dispute with a utility concerning transmission overcharges.