Calfee’s Public Utility, Energy and Telecommunications Litigation practice group – exclusively focused on the unique issues faced by public utilities, their customers, and market competitors – is a rarity in Ohio. Calfee has been involved in almost every recent significant utility case in Ohio. There is a reason our clients have trusted us with their multi-billion-dollar litigation.
Calfee’s Public Utility, Energy and Telecommunications Litigation group recognizes that public utility litigation is unique. Public utility litigation involves all of the issues of traditional litigation, demanding counsel with experience in litigating major cases. However, utility litigation also involves a host of interactions with governmental authorities, a significant factor that is not present in traditional litigation.
Utilities must also be conscious of the potential impact litigation may have on PUCO staff, the Power Siting Board, local governments, and potential General Assembly involvement. Calfee’s knowledge and expertise in this area allow us to be a full-service provider, structured and operated in a manner that recognizes that utility issues significantly impact the public and, therefore, have fundamental governmental implications.
We represent one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, the nation’s largest transportation network company/ride sharing application, Ohio’s largest municipal electric utility, a major competitive retail electric service provider (CRES), as well as electric cooperatives, municipal water and sewer utilities, four natural gas distribution utilities, intrastate natural gas pipelines, local telephone and cellular telecommunications carriers, brokers, and select industrial customers.
Chambers USA Band 4 Ranking (Ohio)
For well over a decade, our Litigation group and individual litigation attorneys have been ranked and recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, an industry-leading legal resource for professionals in search of qualified, experienced legal counsel.
In 2018, Chambers USA researchers report that Calfee's Litigation group is known for frequently advising on "plaintiff and defense-side commercial litigation matters, offering considerable strengths in securities, product liability, antitrust and construction disputes... [they also offer] experience in criminal litigation, defending a range of individuals and businesses facing regulatory enforcement actions. [They act] for clients in sectors including healthcare, financial services and manufacturing."
Chambers researchers reported that sources describe Calfee's Litigation group as "highly responsive and their lawyers are really devoted to their clients’ interest. They're thoughtful, creative and they work hard.”
Chambers researchers further noted that peers commented, “The quality is very high across the board; it’s a wonderful group of lawyers.”
U.S.News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firm" Rankings
Calfee was selected for inclusion in the 2019 "Best Law Firms" rankings by U.S.News –Best Lawyers in America in Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation (National and Metropolitan Cleveland rankings).
Benchmark Litigation Rankings
Calfee has been selected for inclusion by Benchmark Litigation 2019 as a "Recommended" litigation firm in Ohio. Several of Calfee's Litigation attorneys have been ranked as Leading Litigators by Benchmark Litigation 2019.