Laurel W. Glassman

Laurel W. Glassman

Laurel W. Glassman

Biography

Laurel W. Glassman


Counsel
Washington, DC

Expertise

Project Finance
Energy Markets and Regulatory
Power
Renewable Energy

Practice Experience
Laurel W. Glassman practices in the Energy, Infrastructure and Project Finance Group. Her practice includes representation of franchised public utilities, independent power producers, electricity marketers, qualifying facilities, large industrial ratepayers, and debt and equity investors in a wide variety of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs and restructurings, market-based rate proceedings, contract drafting and negotiations, settlements, and advice on state and federal regulatory issues. She has nearly 30 years of experience representing clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and has also represented clients before state public utility commissions and in federal courts.

Ms. Glassman routinely advises clients with respect to matters arising under the Federal Power Act and the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 2005. She has significant experience with respect to complex qualifying facility issues, and has published extensively on developments in the qualifying facilities sector.

Ms. Glassman has negotiated, drafted and advised clients on power supply agreements, tolling agreements, steam sales agreements, and interconnection agreements. She has also drafted amendments to a number of power purchase agreements in the context of settlement negotiations.

Representative Matters

Lead attorney on electricity issues for the successful $7.7 billion Duke/Pan Energy merger.
Represented LG&E Energy Corp. in its successful merger with Kentucky Utilities, as well as PG&E National Energy Group in its successful acquisition of the New England Electric System generating facilities.
Represented Fortis, Inc. in its acquisition of a distribution utility.
Represented PG&E National Energy Group, among others, in a variety of internal corporate restructurings.
Represented Pacific Gas and Electric Company on federal electricity issues relating to its bankruptcy workout.
Represented a variety of investor-owned public utilities on PUHCA 2005 and interlocking directorate compliance issues.
Assisted in the representation of Constellation Energy Group in the spin-off of Baltimore Gas and Electric Company’s generating facilities to form what is now known as Constellation Generation Group as part of the retail restructuring initiatives in Maryland.


Bars and Courts
District of Columbia Bar
US Supreme Court
US Supreme Court of Colorado
US Supreme Court of New Jersey
US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
US District Court for the Virgin Islands
US District Court for the District of Columbia

Education
JD, Rutgers School of Law, Articles Editor, Rutgers Law Review, 1974
BA, Smith College, cum laude, 1971

Professional Associations and Memberships
District of Columbia Bar Association
Energy Bar Association

Publications
"Which Way is the Wind Blowing? Getting Generation to the Grid," Electric Light & Power, Vol. 88, No. 6 November-December 2010 (co-authored with Jennifer Maul)
"Loosening the Reins: FERC Takes New Steps To Encourage Investment in the Electric Utility Sector" (two-part article), Electric Light & Power, Vol. 86, No. 4, July-August 2008 and Vol. 86, No. 5, September-October 2008
"Qualifying Facilities in the Post-EPAct World: Challenges and Opportunities for QFs" (four-part article), Electric Light & Power, Volume 85, No. 1, February 2007; Vol. 85, No. 2, March-April 2007; Vol. 85, No. 3, May-June 2007; Vol. 85, No. 4, July-August 2007
"Impact of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and FERC's New Regulations on Utility Mergers and Acquisitions," Natural Gas & Electricity, 2006 (co-author)
"Encouraging Investment in Electricity Transmission," Electricity Regulation, Global Competition Review, 2006 (co-author)
"Gifts for the Homeless: Law Firms Working Together to Help the Homeless," American Bar Association Commission on Homelessness and Poverty: Lawyers Working to End Homelessness, 2006 (co-author)
"Market Access to Industrial Self-Generation: Obstacles and Solutions," Electricity Regulation, Global Competition Review, 2005 (co-author)
"Industrial Opportunities to Engage in Direct Purchases of Electricity: The Purchaser's Perspective," Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law, Sweet & Maxwell Limited, 1989 (co-author)
"Taking Charge: Direct Purchases of Electricity and the Industrial Consumer," Proceedings of the 12th World Energy Engineering Congress, 1989 (co-author)
"Recent Developments in the Continuing Debate Over Standby Rates for Pennsylvania Cogenerators," Cogeneration and Small Power Monthly, 1983
"After the EPAA: What Oil Allocation and Pricing Authorities Remain?" Energy Law Journal, Federal Energy Bar Association, 1981 (co-author) also excerpted in law school textbook Energy and Natural Resources Law: The Regulatory Dialogue, 1983 (co-authored with Matthew Bender)

Other Experience
Assistant Regional Counsel Federal Energy Administration, 1977
Law Clerk to Chief Judge Almeric L. Christian US District Court for The Virgin Islands, 1974-1976
Languages
English

Citizenship
United States
News

White & Case Represents Calpine in $228 Million Secondary Share Offering

White & Case Acts on $1 Billion Private Placement for Calpine
Publications

White & Case's Washington Energy Group Leaps to Forefront

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Political Donations
$500
2012

Former President of United States

$250
2008

Former President of United States

$250
2008

Former Senator from New York

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