Abram Hewitt Rose III is a Washington, D.C., attorney who has extensive counseling, transactional and litigation experience in the electric utility industry. He has drafted and negotiated dozens of power supply contracts. In addition, he is experienced in generation joint ownership participation, transmission, scheduling, pooling and interconnection agreements on behalf of rural electric cooperative, municipal, and Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) qualified generating facility and industrial end-use clients.

Mr. Rose has litigated numerous rate, merger, certificate, open access transmission, regional transmission group, contract and antitrust matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), several state public utility commissions, and various state and federal courts, including appeals to various U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal as well as three cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. He has also participated in several state electric utility restructuring proceedings and has drafted numerous federal and state rulemaking comments and proposed legislation.


  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D.
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • District of Columbia
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • American Bar Association 
  • Phi Beta Kappa
Honors & Awards
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated 
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Moot Court Team, Captain