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Todd Swanson focuses primarily on public and private utility law.  Mr. Swanson represents privately-owned utilities, both publicly traded and closely held, as well as publicly-owned utilities such as municipalities and public service districts. He also represents natural gas gathering/midstream companies, intrastate natural gas pipelines, wholesale electric generators, motor carriers of passengers and property, telecommunications companies, and cogeneration facilities.

Mr. Swanson has experience litigating applications for a certificate of public convenience and necessity, base rate cases, municipal appeal rate cases, depreciation rate cases, siting certificate cases, affiliated transaction cases, cost of gas purchased cases (including the defense of natural gas hedging transactions), purchases and sales of public utilities, and defense of customer complaint cases.

Memberships & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America®, Utilities Law (2019-Present)
Energy Bar Association
National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, Utility Rate School

Key Experience

Represented an independent investment management firm in its acquisition of a shareholder-owned local distribution company before the Public Service Commission of West Virginia
Represented a methane gas-fired electric generating facility in a siting certificate proceeding before the Public Service Commission of West Virginia
Represented large local distribution companies in a variety of matters before the Public Service Commission of West Virginia, including the prosecution of base rate cases, cost of gas purchased cases, bypass cases, and formal customer complaint cases

Work Experience

2007 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Speaking Engagements

Mr. Swanson regularly speaks to various industry and trade organizations about recent developments before the Public Service Commission of West Virginia.