With more than 30 years of experience, George D. Billinson concentrates his practice on energy industry complex litigation, as well as regulatory and antitrust matters. George represents and counsels electric and natural gas utilities, natural gas producers, and gas and power marketers in a range of FERC and CFTC compliance and enforcement matters, including investigations, audits, and litigation. He also performs compliance assessments and helps clients develop and implement programs that avoid regulatory violations.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, George was an enforcement attorney at the FERC. In that role he led compliance investigations, provided legal support to audit staff on high-profile audits, and regularly briefed commissioners and senior staff on compliance and enforcement issues. He also participated in joint investigations with the CFTC.
Prior to that, George served as general counsel for Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), a subsidiary of Constellation Energy. He managed all legal and regulatory measures impacting the utility’s operations, including issues related to the FERC and the Maryland Public Service Commission.
George was also involved in electric rate proceedings, utility restructuring initiatives, and the development of standards of conduct for Constellation Energy’s utility and nonutility subsidiaries. He headed the trial team that secured the company’s restructuring settlement, which included the recovery of $1 billion (pretax) in stranded costs. As a member of BGE’s Executive Leadership Team, George was involved in strategic planning, analyzing potential business opportunities, and analyzing and implementing efficiency/cost-cutting measures.
Boston University, 1975, B.A.
Syracuse University College of Law, 1978, J.D., Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif
District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit