A key part of our Energy practice focuses on electric and gas utilities and the whole gamut of transactional, operational, and regulatory issues they face. We represent utilities and utility holding companies in mergers and acquisitions, ongoing corporate financings, supply chain transactions, securities matters, governance and general corporate matters, executive compensation matters, development of new transmission lines and pipelines, and every other type of transaction or issue that eventually presents itself to a public utility.

We also regularly represent energy utility clients in regulatory proceedings before state public utility commissions, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other regulatory bodies. We have litigated cases around the country under the FPA, Natural Gas Act, Natural Gas Policy Act, Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act, Energy Policy Act of 1992, Energy Policy Act of 2005, and a variety of state energy regulatory statutes, as well as under the major environmental laws.

Experience

  • REPRESENTATIVE MATTER

    McGuireWoods Advises Dominion Energy In $14.6 Billion Merger with SCANA Corporation

    Representation of Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE: D) in a $14.6 billion, including the assumption of debt, stock-for-stock merger with SCANA Corporation (NYSE: SCG) to create a combined company serving 6.5 million electric and natural gas distribution customers and operating in 18 states from Connecticut to California.

  • REPRESENTATIVE MATTER

    Secured precedent setting class certification opinion in 4th Circuit

    Representation of a gas company and two co-defendants in the vacating certification of five classes related to coalbed methane (CBM) gas royalty litigation. In its precedent-setting opinion, the court analyzed Rule 23 requirements and definitively placed the burden first on plaintiffs to meet those requirements and then on the district court to analyze them robustly.

  • REPRESENTATIVE MATTER

    Combination Helps Serve Customers in the Electricity Transmission Industry

    Representation of FWT, LLC, a manufacturer of highly engineered structures for electricity transmission, in its stock sale to Sabre Industries, Inc., a portfolio company of Kohlberg & Company.

  • REPRESENTATIVE MATTER

    Dominion Acquires 1,500 Miles of Natural Gas Pipeline

    Representation of Dominion Resources, Inc., one of the largest producers and transporters of energy in the U.S., in its acquisition of Carolina Gas Transmission for approximately $492.9 million.

  • REPRESENTATIVE MATTER

    Energy company

    Protested the improper award to the Defense Logistics Agency of electricity generation and delivery to Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland.

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