Brandon F. Marzo represents major utilities in complex matters involving regulatory approvals. Brandon proactively engages with clients in the early phases of projects to develop and understand their strategic objectives, as well as plan for any potential obstacles they may face.
Brandon helps utilities shape and implement strategies to help them achieve their business goals. He is widely recognized for effectively representing clients in matters involving regulatory approvals before state commissions.
Brandon has particular experience working on projects involving integrated resource planning; certifications of new generation, including new nuclear generation; rate cases; RFPs for purchase power; certifications and RFPs for renewable resources; and qualifying facility contracting processes.
Brandon has also helped clients with their regulatory matters in the natural gas industry, and specifically in Georgia’s deregulated retail natural gas market. Brandon, who has been top-ranked by Chambers USA since 2009, brings an informed, inside perspective to his practice.
Before joining the firm, he served as an attorney for the Georgia Public Service Commission, where he focused primarily in the area of natural gas regulation, including matters involving state retail deregulation, pipeline safety and violations of consumer rights.
Prior to that, he worked as an attorney with Georgia’s Governor’s Office of Consumer Affairs; he later assisted the governor and legislators with the development of the Consumers’ Relief Act of 2002.
Representative Matters :
- Counsel for Georgia Power in rate cases, fuel cost recovery proceedings, and integrated resource planning proceedings before the GPSC.
- Counsel for Duke Energy Carolinas in the certification of a new coal plant before the North Carolina Utilities Commission.
- Primary counsel to the Natural Gas Section of the GPSC, dealing with all matters in both the regulated and deregulated environments.
- Worked closely with the Governor’s Office of Consumer Affairs in assisting the governor and legislators with the development of the Consumers’ Relief Act of 2002.
Professional and Community Involvement :
- State Bar of Georgia
- American Bar Association
- National Conference of Regulatory Attorneys
- National Bar Association
Professional Experience :
- Attorney, Georgia Public Service Commission, 2002-2004
- Attorney, Consumers’ Utility Counsel Division, Governor’s Office of Consumer Affairs, 2001-2002.
- Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., 1999
- Morehouse College, B.A., cum laude, 1995
BAR ADMISSIONS : Georgia
COURT ADMISSIONS :
- Supreme Court of Georgia
- Georgia Court of Appeals
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