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Wright & Talisman Ranked Among America's Leading Law Firms by Chambers USA 2023

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 for demonstrating “a breadth and depth of knowledge on not only FERC-related issues but also commercial issues.”  The firm’s understanding of the energy landscape, along with a deep knowledge of both the industry and the law, has solidified Wright & Talisman’s reputation for having “a strong, talented team with a breadth of knowledge on energy matters.”  Clients commend how “Wright & Talisman quickly grasps complex issues and provides insightful feedback combined with efficient research.” 

For the twentieth consecutive year, Chambers continues to praise Wright & Talisman and its attorneys, recognizing five attorneys for their exceptional 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 as a lawyer who has “an innate ability to distill highly technical or legally complex subject matters into something that can be easily understood.”  Clients remark that Paul “is very knowledgeable and is exceptionally well informed on relevant issues.”
  • Joseph S. Koury – Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide
    • With more than forty years of experience representing energy clients, Joe is a seasoned expert on oil and gas regulatory matters who continues to impress clients as a “highly respected and very good attorney” who “has an excellent ability to understand the relevant issues, the applicable regulations and commercial implications.”
  • Wendy N. Reed – Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide
    • With over thirty years of experience, Wendy is described as being “one of the best in the industry in her knowledge, strategy, and the exceptional quality that she delivers to her client.” Known for handling a broad spectrum of regulatory issues, Wendy is known for having “a great depth of knowledge.”
  • Michael J. Thompson – Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide
    • Mike has established a reputation for being “very thorough” and “extremely intelligent,” in addition to being “a good writer” with “great analytical skills.”  Clients commend Mike for providing “exceptional service backed by extensive experience in the natural gas transmission regulatory sphere.”
  • Wendy B. Warren – Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide
    • Having represented a diverse range of energy clients for over twenty-five years, Wendy earns acclaim as a “very intelligent” attorney who is adept at handling significant disputes.  Clients value her “experienced” background in the regulation of electric utilities and natural gas pipelines, and remark that Wendy’s “advice is pragmatic.” 

Additionally, Chambers continues to recognize two Wright & Talisman attorneys as up-and-coming leaders in the field of energy law:

  • Ryan J. Collins – Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide
    • Ryan’s clients regard him as “an extremely bright and talented lawyer with very strong written and oral advocacy skills.”  Ryan continues to impress clients for being a “very savvy” attorney who “understands issues which are very complex” as he handles various rate cases before FERC.
  • Andrew T. Swers – Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide
    • Clients describe Andy as a “very bright” lawyer who is “diligent and detail-oriented” in his handling of numerous oil and gas pipeline proceedings and rate cases.  Commending his ability to “see through complexity to find a balanced approach on issues,” clients remark that “Andy’s judgment on strategic issues is excellent.”

Chambers and Partners is an independent, objective group that identifies and assesses the world’s leading lawyers.  Their staff of researchers conduct 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.  For more information, please contact our Marketing Coordinator, Alexandria Gilner (