David "Dave" Doot, chair of the firm's Energy and Utilities industry group, counsels businesses around the country on wholesale and retail arrangements for the purchase and sale of electricity and advocates on their behalf before federal and state energy regulators. Clients turn to Dave for guidance in dealing with renewable and conventional sources of power generation, energy-related transactions and energy regulation and compliance, and for representation before regulators to advance the clients' goals. He has years of experience handling:
Dave is secretary and lead counsel for the New England Power Pool ("NEPOOL"), the regional organization through which transmission service arrangements and wholesale power trading in New England have been defined. As a result of Dave's NEPOOL representation, Day Pitney has prepared all of the amendments to NEPOOL arrangements, acquired the necessary regulatory approvals and assisted in the mediation and settlement of numerous proceedings. That representation has included compliance with Order 1000, implementation and continuous refinement of locational marginal pricing for energy in New England, the settlement of litigation over capacity markets that resulting in the implementation of New England's forward capacity market and ongoing efforts to improve and refine that market.
Dave is the past president of the 2600-member Energy Bar Association, an international, non-profit association of attorneys, non-attorney professionals and students active in all areas of energy law. Dave is frequently quoted as an industry authority by leading business media, including The Wall Street Journal and Reuters.
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
Conducted numerous negotiations on behalf of wholesale and retail electricity suppliers and purchasers
Advocated on behalf of clients before FERC in rulemaking proceedings as well as proceedings relating to disposition of assets, transmission tariffs, interconnection agreements, market rules, market-based rate tariffs, and bi-lateral cost-of-service tariffs
Advocated on behalf of clients before state utility regulators in proceedings of all sorts
Participation in appeals to federal and state courts challenging actions of regulators
magna cum laude1985University of Richmond Law Review, Editor-in-Chief
Chosen for inclusion in the Chambers USA Legal Directory (Chambers & Partners), as a leading energy: electricity (regulatory & litigation) attorney Nationwide, 2011-2017
Selected as the Energy Law Lawyer of the Year for the Hartford Metro Area by The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.), 2018
Chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.), Energy Law, 2007-2018
Chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.), Energy Regulatory Law, 2015-2018
Ranked in Chambers Global (Chambers & Partners) 2016 Edition
Selected to the list of Connecticut Super Lawyers, (Thomson Reuters), Energy and Natural Resources, 2006-2017
Selected as the Energy Law Lawyer of the Year for the Hartford Metro Area by The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.) 2011
AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell (LexisNexis)
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The Open Hearth Association, past President and Trustee
University of Hartford College for Women Entrepreneurial Center, Legal Studies Instructor
Journey Home, Vice Chairman and Board of Directors
Charitable Foundation of the Energy Bar, Board of Directors