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Energy Litigation

In energy litigation, our attorneys' experience is unmatched. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and state commissions increasingly rely on administrative litigation and evidentiary hearings to resolve a broad spectrum of energy industry issues ranging from traditional rate cases to proposed market design changes to allegations of non-compliance with market rules. Crowell & Moring attorneys have represented and currently represent parties to every kind of energy litigation, including settlement negotiations. Examples include the following: FERC hearings, including hearings over rates for reliability must-run (RMR) units in New England and PJM; hearings on proposals for new capacity market designs in New England and PJM; hearings arising out of the 2000-2001 California energy crisis; and a hearing on the implementation of allocation of facility costs for new generator connections in New York. Our attorneys also have represented clients in energy litigation before numerous state agencies, including matters in Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, and West Virginia. In addition to complex regulatory litigation before agencies and in trial and appellate courts, we represent clients in antitrust actions, bankruptcy proceedings, class action suits, construction litigation and arbitration, contract disputes, environmental matters, insurance coverage, securities claims, stockholder litigation, and takings claims.

The firm also utilizes the extensive general and specific litigation experience of attorneys in its environmental, government contracts, antitrust, financial services, intellectual property, and complex dispute resolution practices. We combine the experience in these practices with the energy practice to assist clients with various liabilities and claims against private-sector and government entities.

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