I am so excited to announce that I have been recognized as a Washington D.C. 2012 Superlawyer for Energy and Natural Resources. In particular, I am humbled to be included as the sole small law firm on a list of mega-firms and energy super stars whom I’ve long admired.
Still, I am troubled that I am the only small firm lawyer on this list. With so many “next generation” players entering our industry – from green start-ups to smart-grid and demand response aggregators and storage companies and large retailers – it is critical to have access to conflict-free, quality representation in the complex and fast-changing energy regulatory arena. Without the wide availability of a range of legal options – from mega-firms to boutique, 21st Century practices like mine or those of my outstanding colleagues in the Energy Lawyers Network, our industry will lose out on important innovation. It is my hope that next year’s list will include my talented solo and small firm energy colleagues who can stand dance on equal footing with our large scale colleagues, only backwards and wearing high heels.