Anthony M. Macleod

Partner at Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan LLP

Anthony M. Macleod

Anthony M. Macleod

Partner at Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan LLP

Biography

Anthony M. Macleod (Tony) heads the Firm’s Public Utilities practice and represents energy, water, and telecommunications clients before several state regulatory agencies in Connecticut, including the Department of Public Utility Control, the Department of Environmental Protection and the Connecticut Siting Council. He counsels both regulated and non-regulated businesses in transactional and operational areas, including mergers and acquisitions, leases and contractual matters.

Tony provides antitrust counseling and monitoring to various trade associations, including trade associations involved in the environmental, forest and paper products industries. He also counsels clients in employment , including executive compensation, employment contracts and discrimination and termination issues.

Tony has been selected as a New England Super Lawyer for 2011 and a Connecticut Super Lawyer in 2006 and 2011.

Prior to joining Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan in 1995 Tony was in private practice in Connecticut and gained 15 years of experience in the corporate sector as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Aquarion Company, which owns New England’s largest investor-owned water utility operation, and as Chief Counsel of The Flintkote Company, a mining, manufacturing and building materials company. He is a former Connecticut Supreme Court Law Clerk.

Significant Cases/Transactions

Curcio v. Bax, 106 Conn. App. 307 (2008) - Successfully represented appellees in defending claims arising out of sale of stock of corporation. Appellate Court affirmed decision that appellant was not entitled to credits against the purchase price or related promissory note or to early payoff discounts in the note or to claimed damages.

Tony served as outside counsel for the DPUC in administrative appeals from that agency’s approval of the proposed Con-Ed/Northeast Utilities merger by the Connecticut Attorney General and the Office of Consumer Counsel; he obtained regulatory approval for the largest open space land sale in Connecticut, a $90 million water company land sale involving over 18,000 acres to the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, and has represented water companies in adequacy of service investigations, transfer proceedings and rate cases; he represented Connecticut’s largest natural gas distribution company in a complex DPUC proceeding involving the competitive unbundling of natural gas transportation and supply services and in an operational and rate review; as outside counsel on utility matters to the City of Bridgeport, he has represented the City in federal court litigation with pay telephone providers and in proceedings for the taking of electric utility property by the City for a substantial urban redevelopment project; on behalf of ISO New England Inc., the independent system operator of the New England bulk power grid, he has been active in state siting proceedings involving transmission lines and was involved in federal and state legislative and regulatory reviews of the Northeast blackout of 2003.

Professional and Community Affiliations


Greenwich Country Club (Board of Governors and Secretary since 2011; Legal Committee Chairman and Executive Committee since 2012)


Greenwich Youth Lacrosse, Inc. (Board of Directors since 2002)


American Bar Association

Connecticut Bar Association (Chairman, Public Utility Law Section, 1995-1998)

National Association of Water Companies (Board of Directors, 1991-92; Chairman, Regulatory Law Committee, 1990-93)

Bridgeport Financial Review Board (Gubernatorial appointee, 1991-93)

DPUC Task Force, Water Company Acquisitions (Chairman, Finance Committee, 1996)

Greenwich Flood and Erosion Control Board (Chairman, since 1989)
Publications/Presentations
Participant, ABA Public Utility Law Section Program, “21st Century Regulation: Paradigms Under Pressure” (April, 2006)

Speaker before National Association of Water Companies, New England Waterworks Association, and National Association of Regulatory Attorneys on various regulatory and ratemaking topics

Antitrust Compliance Lecturer

Education
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1972
University of Notre Dame, A.B. (Magna Cum Laude), 1969
Admitted to Practice

Connecticut 1972

U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 1974

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1975

Supreme Court of the United States, 1976

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Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan LLC is an established full-service law firm with a proud tradition of professional excellence across a broad spectrum of practice areas, including business law, litigation, real estate and land use, tax, employment, intellectual property, and trusts and estates. Based in Greenwich, Connecticut, where it has a history of over 100 years, the Firm has served a variety of domestic and international clients ranging from major financial institutions and publicly traded corporations to middle market companies, start-up businesses and individuals.

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