Douglas G. Green’s practice covers the entire spectrum of litigation, regulatory, and counseling matters affecting competition and market-related issues in the power industry. Doug’s practice highlights include his successful defense of the largest Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division competition investigation the power industry has seen in 10 years, in which he dissuaded DOJ management from pursuing monopolization claims against a major vertically integrated utility.
He won summary judgment in a federal district court class action seeking billions of dollars in damages and claiming that the Illinois power auction had been affected by price-fixing. Doug and Steptoe were brought in to deal with allegations of misconduct at FERC in the application for approval of the Duke Energy-Florida Progress merger, and obtained an order confirming approval of that merger.
In addition to other similar successes, he has represented major utilities in the successful formation and operation of Regional Transmission Organizations, and represents clients in matters dealing with restructuring and competition issues concerning distributed generation and solar power.
Doug has long been recognized as one of the nation’s leading lawyers in handling major competition and litigation issues in the electric power industry. Described by Chambers as “the definitive energy antitrust litigator,” and “a standout in the area of regulatory law and representation,” Doug has achieved an extensive record of victories in many forums.
He is successful as both plaintiff’s and defense counsel for major utilities in litigation involving billions of dollars, and owns a perfect track record of obtaining clearance from the federal antitrust authorities in major M&A transactions. Doug has guided clients through a number of the seminal restructuring matters in the industry, and has successfully defended numerous high-profile government investigations.
Clients managing competition issues, allegations of misconduct, regulatory restructuring, M&A transactions, and similar matters turn to Doug for his combination of industry knowledge, strategic insight, and ability to bring about favorable business results.
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