David B. Raskin

Dave Raskin is a partner in Steptoe's Washington office, where he practices in the electric power industry. He has represented electric clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for 30 years in cases involving mergers and acquisitions, generation and transmission projects, industry restructuring, wholesale electric and transmission service pricing, transmission access, wholesale market rules in organized (RTO) markets and elsewhere, contract disputes, fuel procurement practices, antitrust issues, and stranded investment. Mr. Raskin regularly advises clients on compliance matters relating to FERC rules and regulations. He has been lead trial counsel in dozens of FERC proceedings.

Mr. Raskin has also negotiated and helped structure numerous complex bulk power and transmission service transactions and joint projects to construct and operate transmission lines and generating facilities. He regularly advises clients on the regulatory and commercial aspects of transactions involving the sale and delivery of electric power and on issues associated with the restructuring of the electric utility industry. Mr. Raskin has also represented clients in proceedings before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission concerning the licensing and operation of nuclear power plants.

Mr. Raskin recently has been advising clients with respect to investments in major new transmission projects and has been counsel to the developers of several prominent projects involving cutting edge issues. He has provided advice on spinning-off, selling and purchasing transmission assets, and the relationship between different forms of transmission ownership and operation. Mr. Raskin also has worked extensively in negotiating power purchase contracts for utilities that have divested some or all of their generating assets.

Mr. Raskin is a frequent speaker and panelist at industry forums and is a former Notes Editor of the Energy Law Journal.

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Areas of Practice 1) Electric Power, 2) Energy, 3) Energy Transactions and 4) Renewable & Alternative Energy
Law School Georgetown University Law Center (J.D.,1979)
Education University of Pennsylvania (B.A.,1976)
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia
Most recent firm Steptoe & Johnson
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