Austin assists large energy users and energy project developers on regulatory matters and complex utility rate proceedings.
His practice is focused on the regulation of utilities and electric markets, energy development, and the nuances of administrative law and litigation. Austin's clients include energy consumer associations, individual energy consumers, energy developers, and entities subject to or threatened with regulatory oversight.
Austin provides counsel and advocacy on behalf of his clients in administrative proceedings in Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, and Nevada as well as before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
Before joining Holland & Hart, Austin was in-house counsel for a large telecommunications provider, and gained appellate experience serving in Justice Gabriel’s Chambers of the Colorado Supreme Court. He draws from this experience to provide a personal understanding of the business pressures companies face when navigating legal and administrative challenges.