Energy and Infrastructure

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At R3, we know energy. Ranked as the top energy and natural resources firm in Illinois, Chambers USA refers to us as “a boutique powerhouse in the energy and natural resources market.” Though the core of our practice is energy regulation, policy and litigation, our attorneys have vast experience in virtually every aspect of the energy industry from upstream exploration and production to downstream electric distribution and planning. Our attorneys have equally expansive backgrounds, bringing a comprehensive history and understanding of legislation and regulatory economics that is “quite impressive” according to Chambers USA. Our attorneys have worked in the public and private sectors, including several who have served as counsel for the Illinois Commerce Commission, Illinois’ primary energy regulatory body, and one who has served as an administrative law judge for the same.

Our attorneys represent a broad consortium of clients, from Fortune-500 companies and global investment firms to public utilities, Alternative Retail Electric Suppliers, and pipeline carriers, to oil exploration and production companies and energy trade associations. Our representations encompass a wide range of issues, including regulatory, legislative and transactional, and before numerous bodies, including state public utility commissions, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), and other agencies, commissions and courts.

Energy & Infrastructure Resources Practice Areas


Investigations and Audits Transmission Facilities
Pipelines Smart Grid
Procurement Water
Utility Regulation – Rates, Reconciliations and Rulemakings Telecommunications
John Rooney is ‘noted for his strategic solutions and long-term vision in regulatory matters and offers his experience as a former administrative judge on the Illinois Commerce Commission.’
Chambers USA, 2012
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