John represents the interests of consumers of electricity and natural gas, particularly cooperatively and municipally owned electric utilities, in business transactions, federal and state regulatory proceedings, and administrative litigation. His transactional work includes all aspects of wholesale power supply contracting, asset acquisition and sales, resource acquisition, renewable resource development, transmission and interconnection service, and regional wholesale electricity market participation, particularly within regional transmission organizations (RTOs) such as the PJM Interconnection, LLC; Southwest Power Pool; and Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc.
His regulatory and litigation experience includes representing clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), other federal and state regulatory agencies, and federal and state courts involving appellate review of agency decisions. His work before FERC includes wholesale power and transmission rate proceedings, mergers and acquisitions, utility bankruptcies, and contract disputes. He has clients in state regulatory proceedings involving issues ranging from electric distribution rates, mergers, infrastructure replacement, grid resilience, smart grid development, and distribution system reliability.
A former member of the Firm’s Strategic Growth Committee, John is one of the senior energy partners of the firm’s District of Columbia-based energy regulatory and transactional practice.