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Stan Berman

3502 Fremont Avenue N, #1
Seattle, WA 98103

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Stan represents electric utilities and other electric industry participants in complex high-stakes litigation and appeals at FERC, state regulatory commissions, and in the courts. For the past two decade, he has been a leader of the litigation and appellate efforts concerning the 2000-2001 Western Electric Crisis, including multiple successful multi-month, billion dollar FERC trials. In addition to his trial work and appellate advocacy, Stan provides advice on electric market operation, electric transmission issues, rate issues, electric merger and acquisitions, and enforcement and reliability issues. Stan has for many years been recognized as one of the nation’s top energy litigators in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Chambers Global.

Prior to joining private practice, Stan was the Assistant General Counsel in charge of the Office of Hydroelectric and Electric Litigation at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), directing the FERC Trial Staff in all litigated cases involving electric and hydroelectric matters nationwide. Stan played a major role in developing and implementing FERC Order No. 888, which ordered all electric utilities in the United States to provide open access transmission service. He led Trial Staff efforts in all aspects of the subsequent restructuring of the electric industry, including litigation concerning electric utility mergers and the development of regional transmission organizations throughout the United States.

Stan began his legal career as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Chicago, where he litigated complex commercial, regulatory, and constitutional cases in state and federal courts.

Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 1988 (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar)

California Institute of Technology, B.S., 1985 (Physics, Honors)

Admitted to DC, Illinois, and Washington State Bars.

Admitted to US Supreme Court and DC Circuit, Federal Circuit, and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals; US Court of Federal Claims; and US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

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