David T. Doot

242 Trumbull Street
Hartford, CT 06103
T: (860) 275 0102
F: (866) 458 0320

Washington, DC
1100 New York Avenue, NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20005
T: (202) 218 3903
F: (202) 218 3910

Admitted only in Connecticut

David T. "Dave" Doot – Partner

Professional Experience

David T. Doot is chair of the firm's Energy and Utility Law department and practices in the areas of public utility and energy law. In these areas of law, Dave participates in mergers, acquisitions, and other related business realignments, has assisted in the development of generation and transmission projects throughout the United States. He assists industry participants in compliance-related efforts before federal and state regulatory agencies and represents clients in enforcement investigations before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. He negotiates and documents energy arrangements between and among industry participants for every type of energy project, including renewable energy projects. He has represented clients in proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, as well as in state regulatory proceedings throughout New England. He also counsels businesses around the country concerning wholesale and retail arrangements for the purchase and sale of electricity.

Dave is the past president of the now 2600-member Energy Bar Association.

Practice Areas

Representative Matters

  • Serves as secretary and lead counsel for the New England Power Pool, the regional organization through which transmission service arrangements and wholesale power trading in New England have been defined; as general counsel to NEPOOL, the firm has prepared all of the amendments to NEPOOL arrangements, acquired the necessary regulatory approvals, and assisted in the mediation and settlement of numerous proceedings, including the settlement to implement a forward capacity market in New England
  • Assisted in the purchase and sale of books of wholesale and retail contracts by energy market participants
  • Advised industry participants in their purchases and sales of generation assets and companies
  • Conducts negotiations on behalf of wholesale and retail electricity suppliers and purchasers

News, Publications & Presentations


  • T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond, J.D., magna cum laude, 1985, editor-in-chief, University of Richmond Law Review
  • Cornell University, B.S., 1978


  • State of Connecticut

Professional Affiliations

  • Energy Bar Association, board of directors and past President
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Public Utility Law Section, executive committee
  • American Bar Association, Public Utility Law Section

Outside Interests

  • Past president and trustee of The Open Hearth Association, Hartford, CT
  • Legal studies instructor, University of Hartford College for Women Entrepreneurial Center, Hartford, CT

Awards and Achievements