Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett counsels public utilities on their regulatory, litigation and business law needs. We regularly represent clients before:
- The Louisiana Public Service Commission on electric, telecommunication, and oil pipeline regulation
- The Louisiana Office of Conservation on gas pipeline regulation
- The Council of the City of New Orleans on electric regulation
- The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on electric, gas pipeline, and oil pipeline regulation
We also represent both utilities and customers in utility rate proceedings and in proceedings for approval to commence or abandon utility service.
We have defended electric utilities in class-action claims of antitrust and rate-regulation violations and excessive fuel adjustment costs, represented clients in disputes over arbitration agreements under the Telecommunications Act of 1996, and rights of way for fiber optic cables. On transactional matters, our attorneys help utility clients with the financing, construction, and operation of electric generation facilities, and have represented both electric cooperatives and investor-owned utilities in acquisitions of one electric utility by another.