We have successfully resolved many of the most significant utility cases in Ohio over the last two decades and have built our reputation as go-to counsel there. We have grown our footprint with an experienced utility executive and litigator based in Indianapolis who leads our regulatory practice in Indiana and Illinois. The experience Calfee’s team brings to a utility matter is considered to be unmatched by our clients and includes decades of in-the-trenches litigation and negotiation experience, legal leadership within a regulator, and in-house legal leadership with a Fortune 500 utility. There is a reason our clients have trusted us with their multi-billion-dollar regulatory litigation.
We understand that the ability to negotiate and bring people together, with a deep understanding of policy objectives and political limitations, is an essential skill in the regulatory world. Public utility proceedings are unique in that they involve all of the issues of traditional litigation – demanding counsel with experience in litigating major cases and deep subject-matter knowledge – while also requiring a host of interactions with governmental authorities and an appreciation for policy-driven outcomes. Indeed, utilities must be conscious of the potential impact litigation may have on commission staff, local governments, and potential legislative 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 or have represented one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, an independent transmission company, and Ohio’s largest municipal electric utility, as well as municipal water and sewer utilities, natural gas distribution utilities, local telephone and cellular telecommunications carriers, brokers, and select industrial customers.
We represent clients before state utility commissions in rate proceedings, rulemaking and complaint proceedings, merger approvals, and restructuring proceedings, among others. We represent interested parties before the Ohio Power Siting Board in facility siting reviews.