In Memoriam: Harold L. Talisman
June 02, 2022

Wright & Talisman Ranked Among America's Leading Law Firms by Chambers USA 2022

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” that is “particularly strong in its representation” of regional transmission organizations before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and appellate courts. The firm’s understanding of the energy landscape, along with a deep knowledge of both the industry and the law, enables its attorneys to stay “on top of their area of expertise” while having “an awareness of the tangential impacts” of regulatory orders and requirements. “Frequently called upon for advice” on matters ranging from tariff disputes to rate regulation cases, Chambers commends the “firm’s knowledge of FERC practice and precedent” that “enables the team to put together winning strategies and successful pleadings.”    

Continuing its praise for Wright & Talisman for the nineteenth 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
o Paul’s expertise in matters concerning wholesale electric capacity markets earns him a reputation as a lawyer who is “extremely knowledgeable and is able to think outside of the box to solve difficult problems.” Aside from “being intelligent and an efficient hard-worker,” interviewees remark that “Paul’s value-add is his exceptional strategic and critical thinking.”
 
• Joseph S. Koury – Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide
o 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 for being a “an excellent communicator” that “amply demonstrates a wide knowledge of FERC rules and regulations.”
 
• Wendy N. Reed – Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide
o As the “go-to lawyer for transmission owners,” clients recognize that “Wendy’s depth and breadth of knowledge and industry experience makes her an invaluable resource.” Known for handling a broad spectrum of regulatory issues, Wendy “is calculated and strategic in her representation and persuasion for her client’s position” and she “stands out as one of the experts in this field.”
 
• Michael J. Thompson – Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide
o Mike has established a reputation for being a “very effective attorney” who “is very knowledgeable about FERC regulations and is adept at brainstorming creative solutions.” With decades of experience working on a range of FERC proceedings and investigations, clients commend Mike for being “extremely responsive” and for providing “insightful advice.”
 
• Wendy B. Warren – Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide
o Wendy’s representation of a diverse range of energy clients gives her an “excellent grasp of complex regulatory environments” and allows her to provide “thoughtful and commercially oriented advice.” Clients remark that Wendy’s “writing skills are excellent” and describe her as a “very strategic” and “detail-oriented” lawyer with “strong client skills.”

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

• Ryan J. Collins – Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide
o As an up-and-coming lawyer with a growing practice in the natural gas sector, “Ryan consistently shows a high level of sophistication and commercial awareness.” Ryan continues to impress clients with his “sharp intellect and significant industry knowledge” as he handles various rate cases before FERC.
 
• Victoria M. Lauterbach – Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide
o One of the rising stars in the energy bar, Tory is known for defending electric utilities against various complaints before FERC and representing transmission owners in rate and tariff matters. Clients praise Tory for being “very practical” and “really good at boiling down issues.”

• Andrew T. Swers – Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation) – Nationwide
o Interviewees describe Andy as “a strategic thinker” who “is highly intelligent and enjoyable to work with.” Possessing significant experience representing clients in oil and gas pipeline proceedings and rate cases, Andy “is very knowledgeable about FERC regulations and provides clear guidance and direction.”

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. For more information, please contact our Marketing Coordinator, Ayah Manalastas (manalastas@wrightlaw.com).

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