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Jim has extensive experience serving energy industry clients, practicing before state and federal agencies including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He has comprehensive knowledge of wholesale electricity markets and has served as national coordinating counsel for large-scale utility integrations and complex, multi-jurisdictional regulatory matters.

Jim’s experience includes representation of Independent System Operators and Regional Transmission Organizations, investor-owned utilities, merchant generators, and renewable energy developers. 

Additionally, Jim served as outside general counsel for privately held Indiana businesses, advising them in general corporate matters, contract negotiations and litigation.

Prior to joining Calfee in 2021, Jim served as President of The Holsclaw Group, LLC, an Indiana-based law firm specializing in energy policy, regulatory compliance, corporate strategy and privately held business matters.

Jim earned his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 2001 and his B.A. in English from Butler University in 1998.


J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law, 2001

B.A., English, Butler University, 1998

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