Morgan Lewis Further Strengthens Energy Practice with New Partner in Washington
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WASHINGTON, D.C., June 23, 2011: Morgan Lewis today announced that Glen S. Bernstein—an energy practitioner with nearly 20 years of experience advising electric utility companies—has joined the firm as a partner in its Energy practice, resident in Washington, D.C. As outside counsel to numerous energy providers, he has handled complex federal and state energy litigation, argued at the trial and appellate levels, defended companies in enforcement actions, and assisted numerous clients in establishing structures for transactions that satisfy Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and other regulatory requirements.
"Glen is a strong addition to our FERC team," noted Kathryn Sutton, leader of the Energy practice at Morgan Lewis. "His experience advising companies both in the courtroom and in the boardroom offers our utility clients another seasoned resource as they face increasingly complex federal and state energy regulations."
Mr. Bernstein represents clients in all aspects of electric utility regulation and deregulation, with particular emphasis on transmission and interconnection access, rates and planning; independent transmission providers; electricity markets; and compliance with FERC and North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) rules and standards. Throughout his career, Mr. Bernstein has been involved in developing new structures to address clients' business objectives while satisfying regulatory requirements, including the first individual utility to provide independent oversight over transmission services and the first individual utility to obtain "participant funding" for transmission services.
Mr. Bernstein joins an energy team comprised of more than 80 attorneys across seven offices, who serve clients both domestically and internationally in every sector of the energy market-electric, nuclear, oil and natural gas, renewable energy, and water-on a broad range of regulatory, corporate, finance, transactional, and litigation matters.
Glen S. Bernstein