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Brian T. FitzGerald

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Brian FitzGerald is a Partner in the firm’s Energy, Water Telecommunications and Utilities Department. Brian represents regulated energy, water, and telecommunications clients on a variety of matters before state public utility commissions, federal agencies and other administrative bodies, including complex rate proceedings and matters related to interconnection, energy efficiency, and renewable energy.  Brian has counseled clients on mergers and acquisitions, asset sales, licensing proceedings, prudence matters, investigations and permitting matters.  His practice also includes advising clients in obtaining state regulatory approvals for utility financings and restructurings.  Brian also counsels clients on risk minimization, regulatory compliance, and litigation avoidance and litigation management associated with energy and utility matters.

Additionally, Brian advises wireless, cable, telephone and VOIP clients on all aspects of provision Internet protocol-based data and voice service, siting of facilities, and in seeking and maintaining municipal franchises and rights of way.

Areas of Concentration

  • Electric, gas, and water rate case proceedings
  • State and federal energy regulation and compliance
  • Telecommunications regulatory
  • Administrative litigation and Article 78 proceedings of administrative decisions
  • Mergers, acquisitions, and asset sale approvals
  • Financing and restructuring approvals
  • Renewable energy
  • Water Telecommunications

News and Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, American Bar Association, Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law Section, Report of the Water Committee, 2016 Fall Council Meeting, October 2016
  • Presenter, American Bar Association, Infrastructure and Regulated Industries Section, Report of the Water Committee, 2017 Fall Council Meeting, October 2017

Professional & Community Activities

  • Chair, Water, Infrastructure and Regulated Industries Section, 2016-Present
  • Vice Chair, State Regulatory, Infrastructure and Regulated Industries Section, 2016-Present
  • Vice Chair, Water, Infrastructure and Regulated Industries Section, 2008-2014
  • Vice Chair, Communications, Infrastructure and Regulated Industries Section, 2004-2014
  • Member, American Bar Association, Infrastructure and Regulated Industries Section, 2003-Present
  • Member, Rhode Island Bar Association, 2002-Present
  • Member, New York State Bar Association, 1991-Present

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized, Chambers USA, Energy: New York State Regulatory & Wholesale Electric Market Department, Band 1 ranking, 2005-2018
  • Listed, Super Lawyers, Upstate New York Edition, Energy & Natural Resources, issued by the Super Lawyers legal rating service, a part of the Thomson Reuters company, 2007-2018
  • Recognized, Public Utilities Fortnightly, Groundbreaking Lawyers of 2010