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  • J.D., Boston College Law School, 1971
  • B.A., Boston College, 1968

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Armed Forces
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association

Electric Cooperative Bar Association
Energy Bar Association

Robert A. O'Neil

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  • T: 202.753.3405
    F: 202.354.4639

Mr. O’Neil joined the firm as a partner from Miller, Balis & O’Neil, P.C. in February 2014. His practice is devoted primarily to long-term power supply planning, generation project development, power supply contract negotiations, transmission access and development of wholesale electric markets.

Since 1974, Mr. O’Neil’s electricity regulation work has included representation of the United States government, municipalities and rural electric cooperatives in matters relating to power supply planning, resource development, electric rates, cogeneration, small power production, and hydroelectric licensing before state and federal regulatory agencies. He has lectured and presented papers on the electric utility industry at seminars sponsored by various entities, including the American Public Power Association, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and the Edison Electric Institute.

Mr. O’Neil’s energy transactions practice focuses on the analysis of issues and development of policies related to transmission access and deregulation. He has served as an advisor to the task force that developed the transmission access policy of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and he was a member of the Keystone Center Transmission Project. He has also testified before the United States Congress on matters related to energy legislation.

Mr. O’Neil served as an Editor of the Law Review during law school. After graduation he served with the Judge Advocate General’s Corps of the United States Army in the capacity of Chief, International Law Division, U.S. Army Japan. He then represented the consumer interest of the Army and other federal agencies in utility rate proceedings with the Regulatory Law Division of the Judge Advocate General.

Mr. O'Neil was recognized by Super Lawyers in 2009-2014. He was also listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Energy Law since 2006. Super Lawyers is published by Thomson Reuters. Best Lawyers is published by Best Lawyers in partnership with US News and World Report. A description of their selection process can be found in the respective links above. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.