Inside FERC Highlights Harvey Reiter and Jonathan Schneider's Order 1000 Arguments Before Federal Appeals Court

In the NewsDC Circuit judges press attorneys at Order 1000 argument; future challenges likely

The March 24 issue of Inside FERC examined the recent oral arguments at a federal appeals court regarding the fight over Order 1000. Stinson Leonard Street Partners Harvey Reiter and Jonathan Schneider appeared on behalf of South Carolina Public Service Authority.

The article details the questions lobbied by the judges as well as the answers provided and the arguments presented by the attorneys representing FERC as well as utilities, state commissions and other opponents on whether FERC exceeded its authority under the Federal Power Act in issuing Order 1000, the landmark transmission planning and cost allocation rule.

Reiter and Schneider are both members of the firm's Energy practice. They represent clients in the natural gas, electric utility and communications industries. They are based in the firm's Washington, D.C., office.

Reiter is well known for his work and publications on competition in the electric and natural gas industries. His principal areas of concentration have been in proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the federal courts involving the competitive restructuring of the natural gas and electric utility industries.

Schneider has been active across a broad range of energy issues for more than 25 years. Those range from restructuring in the electric and gas industries to traditional rate regulation. He is an experienced administrative litigator, with extensive transactional experience in the regulated arena.

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