Support from extraction to retail delivery

The energy industry is in the midst of an evolution as the world confronts the effects of climate change and the volatility of tapping resources around the globe. The discovery of shale gas reserves in the United States and the development of pipelines to move it are transitioning the country toward greater energy independence, as are the emergence of new forms of power and the means for delivering them. At the same time, government regulations are addressing this shift with a push toward renewable energy, creating both opportunities and challenges related to the extraction, transmission and generation of energy in all forms, from fossil fuels and nuclear to solar and wind power. This transformation is also altering the competitive landscape, leading utilities and others involved in retail delivery to explore mergers, new rate structures and other measures that involve state oversight.

As a firm committed to regional representation, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr concentrates its efforts in providing experienced representation throughout our footprint, from Washington, D.C. north to Boston and west to Pittsburgh. For the traditional energy and alternative industries, this focus gives clients the ability to utilize a knowledge and experience base that can support their activities in the Northeast. We have the local knowledge and experience to provide accurate on-the-ground perspective and assistance for facility siting, financing, compliance and operations. Our attorneys are experienced litigators, former regulators, and active participants in state and local affairs, and provide our clients with valuable insight and contacts throughout our offices. 

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The group includes attorneys who have been named to the following lists:

  • Chambers USA

    Chambers and Partners uses a team of more than 140 researchers to rank lawyers on the basis of their legal knowledge and experience, their ability, their effectiveness and their client-service.

  • Super Lawyers

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  • Benchmark Litigation

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  • Best Lawyers

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Trade Groups & Associations
  • Marcellus Shale Coalition
  • Pennsylvania Petroleum Association
  • Pennsylvania Aggregates and Concrete Association
  • Environmental Law Institute
  • American Nuclear Society
  • New Jersey Water Supply Authority
  • Delaware River Basin Commission


Elizabeth U. Witmer
Joel R. Burcat
John P. Englert
Colleen A. Foley
Pamela S. Goodwin
John F. Stoviak