McCarter & English, LLP has expanded its Environment and Energy practice with the addition of F. Alvin “Al” Taylor as a partner. Taylor represents electric energyclientsin transactional, regulatory, and litigation matters, including proceedings and rulemakings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and various state utility commissions.
“Alis highly regarded in the electric energy sector, and his in-depthregulatoryand litigation experience will be of great value to clients,” said Ira Gottlieb, chair of McCarter & English’s Environment and Energy practice. “We’re excitedto welcome Al to our McCarter team.”
Taylor has extensive transactional experience in negotiating power purchase, interconnection, and transmission agreementsand in performing due diligence reviews for the acquisition of generating facilities and vertically integrated and transmission-only utilities. He also negotiates and litigates matters involving wholesale and retail electric rates and other tariff issues, and counsels clients on matters related to regional transmission organizations and reliability standards.
According to Taylor, “McCarter has a strong reputation in the energy sector representing consumer interests.I am looking forward to joining such a deep bench of talented lawyers known for their professionalism and high level of client service.”
Taylor represents a broad range of energy utilities and end users, including rural electric cooperatives, industrial organizations, large industrial consumers, joint action agencies, generation and transmission utilities, power marketers, independent power producers, financial institutions, and qualifying facilities.
Taylor received his J.D., cum laude, fromGeorgetown University Law Center and a B.S.,cum laude,from Auburn University.
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