Public and Regulated Utilities

Our public utility practice attorneys offer extensive experience representing all types of clients before the Louisiana Public Service Commission (LPSC) and other regulatory bodies. We represent regulated public utilities and other regulated entities before the LPSC in rate cases, cost of service investigations, prudence investigations, complaint proceedings, rule-making proceedings, and various other regulatory proceedings affecting natural gas, telecommunications, and pilotage services.

Our attorneys also represent commercial, industrial and residential ratepayers before the LPSC, other regulatory bodies, and in state and federal courts. Our representation of ratepayers and consumers in public utility-related matters extends to contract and transactional issues, overcharge complaints, and quality of service complaints. We are intimately involved in and counsel our clients regarding the construction and operation of cogeneration and non-utility merchant power generation facilities in Louisiana. We represent numerous clients in the potential deregulation of the electric market within Louisiana and in matters involving access to and competition within the wholesale power market.

Examples of our work include:

  • Asset acquisition and power generation issues
  • Consultation as co-counsel in other states in claims against public utility companies
  • Rulemaking proceedings before administrative bodies
  • Trials and appeals of rate cases for consumer groups and for regulated utilities