Randy counsels and represents utilities, trade associations, state agencies, local governments, financial institutions, and consumer representatives in regulatory and litigation matters—including handling more than 20 appellate matters—covering such issues as restructured electricity markets, regional transmission organization tariffs, transmission rates, utility mergers and acquisitions, and utility bankruptcies. Randy also helps these clients address matters involving power contracts and renewable energy.
Prior to rejoining the firm, Randy was Regulatory Counsel at the American Public Power Association and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, where he represented the associations before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in matters concerning capacity markets, electric storage, distributed energy resources, and the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act.
Randy’s litigation experience includes assisting clients in the California electricity crisis of 2000-2001. Randy’s regulatory experience includes addressing compliance matters involving the FERC, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) rules implementing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Prior to serving in private practice, he served as an attorney in the Office of the Solicitor at the FERC, handling appellate litigation in the federal courts of appeals and the Supreme Court.