Energy and Utility Law


For more than eight decades, Day Pitney lawyers have been nationally recognized for their energy and utility practices. Representing a diverse group of clients across the nation and around the world, we develop and implement innovative solutions to the complex challenges confronting the energy and utility industries. Our clients include electric, gas and water utilities; debt and equity investors; generators, transmitters and marketers; equipment contractors; and other energy and utility market participants.

Day Pitney's energy and utility lawyers use the full range of the firm's resources to meet the diverse needs of our clients. As required, we assemble teams of lawyers with experience in energy development and regulation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate, tax, finance, antitrust, litigation, real estate and environmental law.

Our lawyers have extensive knowledge of the energy and utility industries, the regulatory environment in which they operate, and their highly competitive landscapes. Our team includes lawyers who have held senior executive positions in the energy industry and in government. Members of the team serve or have served as general counsel to the New England Power Pool (NEPOOL), special nuclear general counsel to a utility during the time its plants were on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) watch list, general counsel for two nuclear plants during their decommissioning, general counsel for a merchant transmission company and general counsel for an investment bank focused on raising capital for renewable energy companies.

We assist our clients in navigating critical business issues that define the ever-changing energy and utility industries, including matters involving:

  • Federal and state regulation and compliance
  • Infrastructure development and investments
  • Mergers, consolidations and divestitures
  • Renewable energy
  • Natural gas
  • Nuclear energy
  • Water companies
  • Litigation and alternative dispute resolution
  • Bankruptcy, reorganization and restructuring
  • Siting, both environmental and real estate

Day Pitney's clients have been at the forefront of both the retail and wholesale utility sectors. We have created new organizational vehicles to drive industry restructuring, such as Independent System Operators (ISOs), Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs), stakeholder boards and Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) tracking systems. We have also assisted entities with major divestitures, corporate reorganizations, new product offerings and related issues arising out of electric industry restructuring. Our clients have retained us to represent them before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), NRC, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and other state and federal regulatory bodies across the country. We routinely work with executive and legislative officials at the highest state and federal levels.