Mark brings more than three decades of experience providing strategic counsel to utility companies, regulators, and developers. As one of the few lawyers in the state to represent all parties in the utility regulation process, including the regulators themselves, Mark brings a unique perspective whether navigating a complex regulatory hearing on behalf of a utility or brokering the sale of a public electric provider to an investor-owned company.
In each representation, Mark focuses on providing strategic counsel aimed at helping clients achieve their short- and long-term goals, and his experience includes working with them through all phases of the litigation as well as multiple regulatory procedures. Mark’s experience includes representing the state in a precedent-setting case that requires a utility to have the pre-approval of the Public Utilities Commission before transferring an asset, as well as an eight-year, multibillion-dollar litigation navigating state, federal, and appellate issues including a Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding.
Mark’s deep relationships with regulators, commissioners, and utility owners, assist him in brokering deals that reflect all parties’ desired outcomes. His experience includes counseling clients in rate making and rate design matters, transmission siting issues, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Qualifying Facility disputes, and renewable energy opportunities. His background also includes broad representation of Xcel Energy/Public Service Company of Colorado in rate cases, resource planning, certificate of public convenience and necessity applications and various other proceedings and negotiations. Mark has also represented numerous independent power producers in the planning, development, siting, and construction of their renewable energy projects as well as negotiating their purchase power agreements with the facility's offtakers.