Eversheds Sutherland Adds Electric Regulatory Partner Joseph Hall; Continues Expansion of Energy and Infrastructure Practice

Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP is pleased to announce that Joseph Hall has joined the firm’s Energy and Infrastructure Practice Group as a partner in the Washington DC office. Prior to joining Eversheds Sutherland (US), Mr. Hall served as partner and co-chair of Dorsey & Whitney’s Energy Industry Group.

Mr. Hall represents electric utilities, independent power producers, power marketers, industrial customers, private equity firms and other entities in connection with regulatory, enforcement and compliance matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, state regulatory commissions, and federal and state courts.

He advises entities developing and investing in energy infrastructure and litigates contract and tariff disputes, open access, generator interconnection, Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act and distributed generation issues at FERC and state regulatory bodies. Mr. Hall routinely counsels clients on issues relating to participation in organized power markets. His extensive enforcement and compliance experience includes advising clients on market FERC enforcement matters, including manipulation and regulatory compliance.

“Joe’s extensive experience with FERC and state regulatory commissions will provide our clients a significant resource in this ever-changing business climate,” said Mark D. Wasserman, Eversheds Sutherland (US) Managing Partner and Co-CEO of Eversheds Sutherland Ltd. “Joe has a well-established reputation in the industry and as we look toward the future, his addition in Washington is a natural fit for the firm’s Energy and Infrastructure Practice Group.”

Mr. Hall regularly publishes and speaks at industry conferences on threshold energy issues, is frequently interviewed by the television media, and is quoted in national and industry press such as Forbes, Public Utilities Fortnightly, E&E, Utility Dive, World Energy News, Law360 and many other publications.

“We are very excited to welcome Joe to the firm,” said Eversheds Sutherland’s (US) Energy and Infrastructure Practice Group Leader Herbert J. Short, Jr. “He greatly enhances the comprehensive legal and strategic advice we provide to energy industry clients and will significantly help them manage risk, compliance and due diligence in connection with financings, acquisitions and sales of generation and energy storage assets.”

Eversheds Sutherland (US)’s Energy and Infrastructure Practice Group includes more than 70 lawyers who act for crude oil, natural gas, LNG, electric power, electric cooperative, renewable and alternative energy, oil pipeline and nuclear energy clients.

Source:  us.eversheds-sutherland.com