Public Utility Regulation - Energy and Telecommunications
BrownWinick provides one of the strongest teams in the state for professional
expertise and quality service to clients with issues in the public utility regulatory
arena, bringing both knowledge and experience to the table in this extremely complex
and rapidly changing practice area. Our lawyers have previously been in the role
of decision-maker on the other side of the state regulatory table, or have served
as the legal counsel advising the state regulators on the legal nuances of their
decisions. Others have negotiated the power contracts to be approved or have helped
to craft the statutory language outlining the regulatory point at issue.
Our clients include telecommunications providers, including wireless and cable
providers, electric and gas utilities, natural gas pipelines, independent power
producers, electric transmission companies, developers and owners of wind power
and other renewable energy sources, and commercial and industrial consumers of
the products and services of these energy producers. BrownWinick attorneys provide
an array of administrative law services in the regulatory proceedings of the Iowa
Utilities Board and its regulatory counterparts in several other Midwestern states,
as well as before FERC, and state and federal courts. These might include various
filings, hearings, rulemakings, other agency actions and appeals. We have provided
commercial and industrial clients with strategic counsel, energy contract negotiation
and development, and full intervention services in rate and service proceedings
before state public utility commissions.
We understand the vital role that energy and communications play in the economic
vitality of a single business or the broader community as a whole. We also know
the continued importance to both the providing and the consuming client of balancing
innovative public utility services with reliability and reasonable costing.
Our clients' representation and satisfaction are our most important concerns,
while we strive to be professional and ethical in all out pursuits. The full resources
of the broader services of BrownWinick, whether in litigation, real estate, taxation
or copyrights are available to back up the public utility practice area team as
needed to serve our clients.