The Energy, Telecommunications and Utilities Practice Group at Barnes & Thornburg has for more than 60 years provided comprehensive representation of public utilities, municipal utilities, nonprofit utilities, regional utility districts, conservancy districts, and communications service providers. We represent clients in virtually all industries in administrative proceedings before the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC), as well as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C., and state and federal courts.
The broad scope of the group's practice is found in few law firms. Our lawyers are listed in The Best Lawyers in America and have been named to the U.S. News-Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year Indianapolis list for energy law. In 2017, Barnes & Thornburg was the only Indiana firm ranked Tier 1 on U.S. News-Best Lawyers Best Law Firms list in Indianapolis for energy law.
Our many years of practice in the highly technical areas of utility regulatory law enable us to provide services in virtually all phases of operations of and transactions involving investor-owned, municipal, and other types of utilities, generators and service providers. We work with some of the largest utilities to some of the smallest, advising on appeals, declaratory judgment actions, injunction proceedings, contract negotiations, condemnation cases, rate cases, financing, legislation, pole attachment matters and other aspects of provider operations.