Foley Ranked Top National Energy Practice

31 July 2007 Media Contact: Jill Chanen News

Chambers USA Recognizes Law Firm in 2007 Client’s Guide.

Foley announced today that its Energy Practice was recently recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers For Business: 2007 Client’s Guide as one of the top in the nation in the electricity sector. Chambers, a guide to law firms and attorneys across the country, is compiled by independent researchers who conducted more than 14,000 phone interviews with clients and lawyers nationwide.

As one of 27 firms ranked nationally in the Energy: Electricity category, the guide praises Foley’s team at this national firm for “Its vast experience of regulatory matters” and “work for clients on the legal aspects of corporate de-mergers and disposals, such as the recent sale of a stake in a nuclear plant.” Chambers also highlights Foley’s Chicago office partners Paul F. Hanzlik and E. Glenn Rippie as “experts in the energy sector.”

As well as ranking the firm’s Energy Practice nationally, Chambers also recognizes Foley as the top Energy & Natural Resources Practice in Illinois. In addition to Hanzlik and Rippie, Foley partners John P. Ratnaswamy and John L. Rogers are listed as top Energy & Natural Resources: Regulatory attorneys in the state.

Hanzlik is a member of the firm’s Management Committee and chairs the Energy Regulation Practice. He is also a member of the Energy Industry Team. Hanzlik concentrates his practice on energy matters and represents clients before state regulatory agencies and in court. His experience includes the restructuring of electric operations, establishing retail rates for utility services, obtaining state regulatory approvals for utility mergers and asset sales, and obtaining public utility commission approval for an auction for power procurement.

Rippie is a member of the firm’s Energy Regulation Practice and Energy Industry Team. He advises clients on gas and electric issues and represents industry clients before regulatory agencies including state public utility commissions and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and state and federal courts. His practice focuses on complex transactional, operational, and regulatory matters, and ranges from strategic counseling to trial work.

Ratnaswamy is a member of the firm’s Energy Regulation and Appellate Practices. He is also a member of the Energy Industry and Media Law Teams. Ratnaswamy’s practice focuses primarily on counseling and administrative and courtroom trials and appeals involving the energy industry, the telecommunications industry, troubled companies, and commercial and trade practice disputes.

Rogers is a member of the firm’s Energy Regulation and Securities Litigation, Enforcement & Regulatory Practices. He is also a member of the Energy Industry Team. He focuses on representation of clients in SEC enforcement proceedings, as well as clients in the fields of energy and financial services.

About Foley’s Energy Industry Team
From public company mergers and acquisitions to divesture auctions, securities offerings, compliance issues, and litigation, the Energy Industry Team attorneys at Foley help clients achieve their goals. Whether working with a client whose core business is energy or handling non-core projects that involve some facet of the industry, Foley’s experienced attorneys are key strategic partners from due diligence, negotiation, and regulatory approval, to closing.

About Foley & Lardner LLP
Foley & Lardner LLP provides the full range of corporate legal counsel. Our attorneys understand today’s most complex business issues, including corporate governance, securities enforcement, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property counseling and litigation, outsourcing and information technology, labor and employment, and tax. The firm offers total solutions in the automotive, emerging technologies, energy, entertainment and media, financial services, food, golf and resort services, insurance, health care, life sciences, nanotechnology, and sports industries.

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