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Public Utilities and Telecommunications

Calfee’s Public Utility & Telecommunications group is structured and operated in a manner that recognizes that utility issues significantly impact the communities served by our clients and therefore have fundamental governmental implications.  Our attorneys operate in concert with the firm’s Government Relations and Legislation group and Calfee’s Energy Industry Team, which allows us to achieve timely results that meet our clients’ immediate, strategic and long-run needs.  We represent service providers such as electric utilities and telephone and cellular telecommunications carriers, as well as municipal, business and educational consumer organizations.

We recognize that our clients’ issues are best served when regulators, elected officials and their staffs are fully informed.  Our attorneys frequently engage in litigation before regulatory agencies and courts defending utility clients against competitors and consumer groups.  Accordingly, we make our clients’ views and concerns known to and understood by regulatory and elected decision makers at all levels through both formal advocacy and lobbying efforts.  We use our broad governmental, financial, corporate, litigation, and public law experience to provide innovative, business-oriented solutions to the complex issues that our clients must confront in a time of unprecedented competition and deregulation.

Public utilities operate in both a regulated and unregulated environment.  Our team approach, which combines aggressive litigation with government relations lobbying, assures our clients’ messages are received and understood by key governmental decision makers.  The diversity of our attorneys’ skills allows us to provide sound advise that takes into account the interplay of often competing governmental and economic forces.