Pierce Atwood Adds Power to its Energy Practice: Andrew O. Kaplan Joins Firm as Partner

BOSTON – September 15, 2014 – Pierce Atwood LLP continues to expand its Energy Practice Group with the addition of Andrew O. Kaplan, an attorney with more than 20 years of energy law experience. Andrew’s practice focuses on representing providers of energy storage, demand response, ancillary services, and electricity and gas transmission and supply, both in the wholesale and retail markets.

Prior to joining Pierce Atwood, Andrew was a member of the Energy, Utilities & Environmental Practice Group at Brown Rudnick LLP, where he led their FERC practice. Before that he was general counsel and chief of staff of the Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Energy (now the Department of Public Utilities).

Andrew provides strategic advice to public and private companies, including start-ups, helping them maximize their financing opportunities and their revenues. He also helps facilitate the approval process for federal, state, and local permits, assuring compliance with state siting and grid interconnection requirements.

Andrew uses his deep expertise in the natural gas, electric, and telecommunications industries when representing clients before FERC, Independent System Operators and Regional Transmission Operators (NYISO, ISO-NE, PJM, Midwest ISO, California ISO, and ERCOT), and many state public utility commissions. He has won many significant rulings before FERC to pave the way for growth among cleantech industry leaders.

He also represents start-up clients seeking private equity, venture capital, and government loans, and provides legal, business, and strategic guidance to help obtain key U.S. Department of Energy loans, state grants, and incentive tax credits/production tax credits for renewable projects.

Andrew earned his J.D., from University of Miami School of Law and his B.A. from State University of New York at Stony Brook.