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Wright & Talisman Ranked Among America's Leading Law Firms by Chambers USA 2021

Wright & Talisman, P.C. continues to be ranked as one of America’s leading law firms in the area of energy law by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The firm is ranked nationally in the areas of Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) and Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation).

Chambers recognizes Wright & Talisman’s reputation as a “highly esteemed practice” comprised of attorneys who are “responsive, knowledgeable of the industry, and provide very good, practical advice.” Considered a “go-to firm” by clients, Wright & Talisman provides “exceptional service” and is “particularly strong in its representation” of regional transmission organizations before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and appellate courts. As highlighted by Chambers, the firm’s “attorneys and staff are excellent at understanding regulatory orders and requirements, as well as stakeholder wants and needs.”

Clients highly commend the firm, noting that Wright & Talisman’s attorneys are “very responsive, helpful, and available to make sure the answers are properly vetted and researched.” The firm’s understanding of the energy landscape, along with a deep knowledge of both the industry and the law, enables its attorneys to “consider and evaluate the pros and cons of various approaches to issues and clearly articulate the client’s positions in a straightforward and understandable manner.” The firm continues to impress clients for being “very responsive” to their needs while providing “excellent service at competitive rates.”

Continuing its praise for Wright & Talisman for the eighteenth consecutive year, Chambers has also distinguished five Wright & Talisman attorneys as leaders in their field for their outstanding service and expertise:

  • Paul M. Flynn – Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide
    • Paul’s expertise in matters concerning wholesale electric capacity markets earns him a reputation for being “extremely knowledgeable about regulatory law and well-versed in the issues.” Interviewees describe Paul as a “high-performing lawyer who does fantastic work.”
  • Joseph S. Koury – Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide
    • As a seasoned expert on oil and gas regulatory matters, Joe impresses clients with his “keen intellect for nuance in presenting his arguments and breaking down the opposing counsel’s strategies.” He also earns acclaim for being a “highly skilled negotiator, and uses his organizational skills to ensure all facets of the case proceed in a timely manner.”
  • Wendy N. Reed – Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide
    • Wendy’s “wise guidance on how best to address legal requirements in a manner that is both convincing and understandable” solidifies her reputation as the “go-to lawyer for transmission owners.” Clients highly commend Wendy for her “great leadership and organizational skills.”
  • Michael J. Thompson – Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide
    • With more than forty years of experience with oil and gas regulatory matters, Mike earns praise for being an “effective attorney” as well as a “highly intelligent and personable lawyer who is able to clearly and effectively communicate legal and regulatory advice.”
  • Wendy B. Warren – Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide
    • Highlighting one of her many strengths, Wendy earns acclaim as “one of the best writers of legal pleadings.” Clients consider Wendy an “expert in all FERC matters” and commend her for being “creative, supportive, and an effective communicator.”

Furthermore, Chambers has newly recognized two Wright & Talisman attorneys as up-and-coming leaders in the field of energy law:

  • Victoria M. Lauterbach – Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide
    • One of the rising stars in the energy bar, Tory is known for her representation of “electric utilities with various complaints before FERC” and her “notable experience representing MISO Transmission Owners in rate and tariff matters.”
  • Ryan J. Collins – Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide
    • Earning praise for his “tremendously efficient” handling of rate cases before FERC, Ryan is commended for being “responsive and knowledgeable” as he impresses clients with his “extremely helpful” advice and “encyclopedic knowledge of FERC regulations.”

Chambers and Partners is an independent, objective group that identifies and assesses the world’s leading lawyers. Their staff of researchers conducts interviews with lawyers and clients worldwide and ranks lawyers based on their reputations and the criteria most valued by clients.

Wright & Talisman’s Chambers profile is available here.