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Whether industry-specific or transaction-related, regulatory agencies present hurdles for many of our clients. We advise clients in industries such as energy, telecommunications and financial services on regulations governing operations and finance; ownership, acquisition and disposition of assets; pricing and supply; and antitrust. Clients in other industries rely on our regulatory expertise when dealing with the myriad of administrative agencies with oversight on matters such as securities, mergers and acquisitions, environmental, labor and employment, and more.

Our expertise in regulatory law includes representation of clients before these agencies and authorities:

  • Bonneville Power Administration
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Federal Reserve Board
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
  • Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
  • Oregon Department of Justice
  • Oregon Division of Finance and Corporate Securities
  • Oregon Public Utility Commission
  • Securities and Exchange Commission
  • U. S. Department of Justice
  • Washington Public Utility Commission

We counsel clients and litigate in matters relating to:
  • Economic regulation
  • Deregulation and open access
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Rates
  • Organizing and financing
  • Branching
  • Permitting
  • Franchising
  • Contracting
  • Environmental liability