David T. Doot

Of Counsel

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David "Dave" Doot, former 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:

  • Mergers, acquisitions and other related business realignments
  • Development of generation and transmission projects throughout the United States
  • Negotiation of power purchase and sale agreements
  • Assistance in resolving disputes arising under power purchase and sale agreements
  • Client efforts to comply with federal and state regulatory requirements
  • Enforcement investigations before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

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.


Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

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


Education and Credentials

T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond, J.D., magna cum laude, 1985, University of Richmond Law Review, Editor-in-Chief
Cornell University, B.S., 1978
State of Connecticut
Energy Bar Association (EBA), board of directors and past President
Connecticut Bar Association, Public Utility Law Section, Executive Committee
American Bar Association, Public Utility Law Section

Recognition and Community


Recipient of the Paul E. Nordstrom Service Award, Energy Bar Association, 2021

Chosen for inclusion in the Chambers USA Legal Directory (Chambers & Partners), of recognized practitioners for Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation), Nationwide, 2011-2023

Chosen for inclusion in the Chambers Global (Chambers & Partners) list for Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation), 2016-2024

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, 2007-2024, Energy Regulatory Law, 2015-2024

Selected to the list of Connecticut Super Lawyers, (Thomson Reuters), Energy and Natural Resources, 2006-2023

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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