Brendan H. Connors is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C., office.
Mr. Connors advises clients on electric utilities law, with a focus on servicing the regulatory, transactional and financing needs of electric cooperatives. This includes representing clients in proceedings and rulemakings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and various state utility commissions; managing litigation of wholesale and retail electric rates and other tariff issues; and negotiating power purchase, interconnection and transmission agreements.
In addition, Mr. Connors counsels clients in formulating strategies to address and mitigate proposed environmental regulations issued by federal and state administrative agencies, particularly regulations issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Clean Air Act. He further assists in obtaining project financing for his cooperative clients from the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), as well as from other assorted private lenders.
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Brendan worked as an attorney for law firms in Washington, D.C., and Richmond, Va., where he specialized in financial services litigation, regulatory compliance and government investigations.
Before entering private practice, Mr. Connors served as a law clerk to the Honorable Virginia E. Hopkins of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.
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