(August 17, 2010 Washington, D.C.) - Momentum continues to build in Reed Smith's Energy Practice, which today announced the addition of Douglas W. Everette as counsel in the firmwide Corporate & Securities Group. He is resident in its Washington, D.C. office, effective immediately.
Everette was formerly a senior associate at Patton Boggs, where he supported Amy S. Koch, Patton Boggs' senior partner responsible for strategic initiatives in the energy industry who joined Reed Smith in mid-July. His practice focuses on representing independent power producers, energy marketers, generators, renewable resources, and traditional public utilities on the energy regulatory aspects of transactions for the financing, development, acquisition and disposition of energy assets.
A 2000 graduate at Syracuse University College of Law, Everette is experienced in addressing issues relating to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's implementation of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, competitive wholesale energy markets, public utility holding company and affiliate dealings, market and cost-based rate filings, market power issues and interconnection and wheeling matters. He counsels clients on compliance with the reliability standards of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation and on hydroelectric licensing and regulatory matters. Also, he represents clients in formal and informal investigations and hearings before FERC and counsels clients on Hart-Scott-Rodino compliance matters. He also has extensive experience in federal and state telecommunications law and policy and has counseled Fortune 100 wireless carriers, small rural telephone and paging companies, cable television systems, broadband operators, Internet service providers and data calling centers.
Before joining Patton Boggs, Everette was an attorney in the Washington, D.C. office of a major international law firm where he focused on telecommunications transactions and regulation and pole attachment litigation. Prior to that, he was an attorney in a Washington, DC boutique telecommunications law firm. Everette also served as a legal intern at the Federal Communications Commission and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.About Reed Smith
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