Stephen M. Spina is the leader of the energy practice group. Steve represents electric utilities and other electric industry participants before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in restructuring, market investigations, and Federal Power Act regulatory matters. He advises electric utilities on issues relating to market pricing, transmission, reliability standards compliance (including cybersecurity standards), rate matters, and participation in regional transmission organizations, including capacity and energy market issues. In connection with cybersecurity and electric reliability, Steve is an active member in the firm’s crisis management practice. His work also extends to audits and investigations before FERC’s Office of Enforcement, as well as enforcement and audit proceedings involving the North American Electric Reliability Corporation.
Steve also counsels clients on the implications of regulations aimed at reducing carbon emissions from existing power plants and helps clients invest in alternative energy sources to meet energy sustainability goals.
Tulane University Law School, 1996, J.D., Cum Laude
Boston College, 1989, B.A.
District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Awards and Affiliations
Ranked, Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation), USA, Chambers Global (2019–2021)
Recognized, Energy Law, Washington, DC, The Best Lawyers in America (2018–2020, 2022)