Our attorneys deliver targeted and practical advice on virtually all aspects of public utility regulation to clients based in or with interests in the western United States.

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We regularly represent our clients in virtually all types of state public utility commission proceedings, such as rate cases and tariffs, adjudicatory, rulemaking, show cause or complaint proceedings, as well as in arbitrations, negotiations, and other settings. We also assist our clients in appeals and other court proceedings and in developing strategies for addressing legislative issues and local government franchises, elections, and negotiations.

Electricity Issues

Our attorneys represent industrial and other large electric consumers, transmission line developers, and some of the world's largest independent power producers (utilizing wind, solar, geothermal, natural gas or hydro resources) before public utility commissions and legislative bodies.

Natural Gas Issues

We play a leading role in the administrative, legislative, and regulatory proceedings that continue to reshape the natural gas industry.

Telecommunications Issues

Our attorneys represent a wide variety of telecommunications clients, including competitive local exchange carriers, long-distance providers, cable companies, Internet service providers, rural local exchange carriers, and wireless companies in administrative, legislative, and regulatory proceedings.

Nationwide and State Practices: Chambers USA 2022

Recognized by Chambers USA 2022 in 39 practices including: USA-Nationwide: Environment; Environment; Natural Resources & Environment

Best Lawyers® Communications Since 2007

Thorvald Nelson: Communications Law, Denver, 2007 - present

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