Glen S. Bernstein advises clients in all aspects of electric utility regulation and deregulation. His practice focuses on transmission and interconnection access, rates, and planning; independent transmission providers; and electricity markets. He tries complex Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and state litigation, and also advises clients on developing market mechanisms for energy transactions.
Glen has served as a trial lawyer in complex FERC and state litigation, argued in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, defended companies in enforcement actions, and assisted numerous clients in establishing structures for transactions that satisfy FERC and other regulatory requirements.
Glen represented electric utilities, independent power producers, and a power pool in establishing a number of independent system operators (ISOs), regional transmission organizations (RTOs), and other independent transmission entities in the Northeast, Midwest, and Southeast. He also counsels clients in ongoing matters under those organizations.
Glen is often involved in developing new structures for clients, including the first individual utility to provide independent oversight over transmission services, the first individual utility to obtain “participant funding” for transmission services, and the first nonpublic utility to file an open access transmission tariff at FERC.
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Glen was a partner in the Washington, DC, office of an international law firm, where he focused on energy and electricity regulation.
University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1992, J.D.
Vanderbilt University, 1989, B.S.
District of Columbia
Awards and Affiliations
Listed, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2008–2015)
Listed, Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business (2016)