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honors + affiliations

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Energy Bar Association

Board of Directors, Energy Bar Association

Listed, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2010–2011)

Listed, Washington, D.C. Superlawyers, Energy and Natural Resources (2007–2013)

Listed, The Legal 500 United States (2012–2013)

bar admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Eighth and District of Columbia Circuits
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Stephen M. Spina

Washington, D.C.
1111 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004-2541
United States of America
Phone: +1.202.739.5958
Fax: +1.202.739.3001

Stephen M. Spina is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Energy Practice. Mr. Spina represents electric utilities and other electric industry participants before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on a variety of matters, including industry restructuring, market investigations, and regulatory issues under the Federal Power Act.

Mr. Spina also represents a number of electric utility clients in the areas of market pricing, transmission, reliability standards compliance, and rate matters. He advises utilities and electric industry participants on issues related to regional transmission organizations and has been involved in efforts to form regional transmission organizations in the Southeast, Midwest, and West.

Mr. Spina represents electric utilities in audits and investigations before FERC's Office of Enforcement. He has also represented various industry participants in enforcement and audit proceedings before the North American Electric Reliability Corporation.

Mr. Spina is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Maryland and before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Eighth and District of Columbia Circuits.


  • Tulane University Law School, 1996, J.D., Cum Laude
  • Boston College, 1989, B.A.