Our nation's economy, national security and nearly every aspect of the American way of life depends on reliable, safe and economic sources of energy. How we will fuel our nation’s economy and from what sources of energy is a rapidly changing, dynamic situation that demands a broad understanding of the industry. Our multi-disciplinary team represents clients in nearly every facet of the energy industry and understands the operations and business challenges unique to each sector.
The breadth and scope of our energy practice in the Northeast and particularly in New York provides our clients with an experienced industry team that is result-oriented and brings to bear its understanding of legal, regulatory, business, technical and political issues in achieving our clients’ goals. We assist our energy clients in a wide array of practices including state and federal regulatory, environmental, project development/siting, eminent domain, real property tax, corporate/mergers & acquisitions, real estate, land use, litigation, tax and governmental affairs.
The service we provide our Energy clients has been ranked by Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Barclay Damon Energy practice ranks among the top practices in New York in its 2013 edition. The firm received recognition as a leader in “Energy: State Regulatory & Wholesale Electric Market: New York.” “This team joins the rankings following extensive client endorsement,” Chambers notes in its publication. “The group is recognized for its active practice before the PSC and other state agencies, representing generators, distributors and developers in a range of regulatory matters.” Chambers bases its selections on a firm’s body of work and in-depth interviews they conduct with a range of clients.
We represent the following sectors of the industry:
- Electric Power Generation
- Renewables (Hydro, Biomass, Wind)
- Fossil Fuels (Coal, Oil, Natural Gas)
- Exploration and Production (E&P)
- Marcellus/Utica Shale
- Gathering Systems
Our energy practice began over three decades ago starting with a single public utility. Since deregulation of the energy industry in the late 1990’s, Barclay Damon has significantly expanded and diversified its energy client base to include:
- International Energy Companies
- Publicly-Owned Electric Utilities
- Integrated Electric Companies
- Independent Power Producers
- Pipeline Companies
- E&P Companies
- Project Developers
- Private Equity Funds
- Venture Capital Firms
- Investment Banks
Barclay Damon’s experienced, multi-disciplinary team of attorneys provides clients with sound counsel on the legal issues concerning cyber security, privacy and data protection.
There is no question that data is a strategic asset for any company and commitments relating to its use, sharing, or acquisition can have a long-term impact on a company’s business. At Barclay Damon, we are focused on protecting businesses in a digital world. Our attorneys represent clients in investigation, crisis response to data breach incidents, litigation, government relations, and transactions.
Barclay Damon offers its clients practical guidance across the spectrum of cyber risks, drawing on the deep experience of many of its lawyers whose backgrounds allow Barclay Damon to assist clients to keep up with the critical and fast-changing data protection laws.
In addition, we assist clients in addressing the myriad of workplace privacy issues, including employee data breach response, employee surveillance, data privacy policies, privacy issues arising from the use of technology and unique data transfer issues for employees.
As cyber security, privacy, and data protection laws evolve, through cyber-protection planning, data breach coaching, and defense of clients’ interests in court – our objective is to assist our clients in preparing for and reducing data and security related risks.
Practice Area Alerts
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