Eric H. Drummond

Special Counsel

edrummond@fwlaw.com

(303) 894-4485

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Education

  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1992
  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 1989

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Colorado
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Eric H. Drummond

Eric H. Drummond has practiced business law, administrative law and complex administrative litigation for over two decades, focusing his practice in emerging technology, digital health and science, alternative energy issues, electric utility and telecommunications law. Before joining a large, international law firm, Eric served as chair of the Alternative Energy and CleanTech practice for a regional, Denver-based firm, where he represented electric transmission developers, Smart Grid, solar, biofuel, wind and energy efficiency companies, as well as major financial institutions.

While serving as the mayor of Manitou Springs, CO, Eric participated in large-scale initiatives developed by the Colorado Governor’s Energy Office to implement sustainable energy strategies. As part of an effort to reduce the City of Manitou Springs’ carbon footprint, Eric actively supported a greenhouse gas emission reduction program and played a key role in ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability and Cities for Climate Protection campaigns. Leveraging his roles as Chair of the Economic Development Council, City Council Member, and, ultimately Mayor, Eric successfully promoted an environment of economic development that led to a record amount of private investment in Manitou Springs.

Eric is familiar with the issues facing commercial and investment bankers in evaluating the financing of various emerging technology projects. In this regard, Eric has substantial experience with solar development, having represented the Department of Energy in a number of complex projects including the development of the largest utility scale High Concentrating Solar Photovoltaic generation plant globally.  In addition, Eric was a member of a task force established to address the implementation of the City and County of Denver's software tax and sits on the Prime Healthcare Collaborative/Health IT Finance Working Group .

Experienced in telecommunications law, Eric has been involved in interconnection agreements and wireless communication issues, and has participated in the relocation of microwave operators from electromagnetic spectrum allocated to CMRS providers. Eric represented one of the largest and most sophisticated dark fiber telecom providers in the U.S., with data centers in six large metro areas. In addition, he has worked closely with the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice on state and federal matters related to Section 271 Relief under the Telecommunications Act of 1996. 

Eric's electric utility experience includes the representation of one of the nation’s largest investor-owned electric utility holding companies, which involved multi-state and multi-jurisdictional transactions and regulatory proceedings as well as representing the largest electric transmission and distribution utility in Texas. He has also represented cities, other governmental entities and private land owners in major electric utility rate cases and electric transmission siting cases.

Eric understands that the increasing complexity of the global marketplace requires clients to perform at a higher strategic and competitive level. Clients recognize that their business requires more sophisticated capabilities, deeper relationships and a more robust and comprehensive approach to markets in order to increase business value. Eric provides experienced and effective business advice to both entrepreneurs and established enterprises in the emerging technology, energy, and telecommunications sectors allowing clients to capitalize on business opportunities.