Mike’s practice focuses on regulatory issues in the utility industry, with an emphasis on electricity, telecommunications, and oil and gas regulation. Mike has almost 30 years of experience counseling clients in contested case, rulemaking, and regulatory compliance matters before the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the Texas Railroad Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, and other state and federal regulatory agencies.
Mike assists clients with regulations impacting the development, purchase, and sale of utility-related infrastructure. He has particular experience in the development and operation of renewable and new-energy technologies, including wind, solar, energy storage, electric vehicles, low-impact hydro, and geothermal generation, as well as the negotiation of power purchase agreements. He regularly advises power generation companies on compliance matters involving ERCOT Protocols, PUCT regulations, and NERC Reliability Standards. In the telecommunications sector, his practice has focused on emergency communications and universal service funding. On numerous occasions, he has represented clients in drafting and supporting proposed legislation before the Texas Legislature.