Energy industry challenges need to be addressed holistically. 

Many of WBK’s clients have operations that implicate both state and federal regulatory issues, and they understand the need to hire representation that can assist them at all levels of government and in complex transactions.  Our appreciation of the interplay between federal and state regulation and the changing industry landscape sets our firm apart and enables us to assist clients in developing an overall strategy that addresses applicable regulatory regimes and business needs.   

Our professionals include former a former FERC Commissioner, former heads of state regulatory agencies, and attorneys with decades of experience advising companies in the energy industry.  We work with a diverse array of energy market participants, assisting clients in all aspects of energy and infrastructure, including proceedings before state and federal agencies and courts, counseling clients on wholesale and retail transactions, engaging in legislative and policy advocacy, providing expert witness services, and collaborating on strategic planning issues.  Our breadth of industry experience and legal insight enables us to guide clients through the regulatory labyrinth and novel transactions to successful results.   


At the Forefront

At the forefront in developing innovative performance-based solutions that create incentives for utilities without burdensome regulations Expertise includes crafting and negotiating power plant operating agreements, transmission and distribution network agreements, and advanced metering infrastructure deployment agreements Involved in current issues surrounding power plant retirements and fuel conversions throughout the mountain West, Southwest and Midwest.

The team at Wilkinson Barker Knauer is tremendous. They have the depth of knowledge to navigate complex dockets; the relationships necessary to open doors; and the savvy to design strategies that work.