The Brattle Group provides consulting and expert testimony in economics, finance, and regulation to corporations, law firms, and governments around the world. We help energy and utility market participants worldwide anticipate and navigate the challenges and opportunities in changing markets and regulatory environments. Our experience spans the full spectrum of complex, high-stakes matters relating to resource planning and approvals, regulatory policy assessments, rate design, contract litigation, market conduct, performance and enforcement, financial analysis, and mergers & acquisitions.
We are distinguished by our credibility and the clarity of our insights, which arise from the stature of our experts, affiliations with leading international academics and industry specialists, and thoughtful, timely, and transparent work. To learn more, please visit brattle.com.
Marten Law has built a national reputation as a leader in environmental and energy law. Our team of lawyers includes recognized authorities in alternative energy, climate change, air quality, hazardous and solid waste, water resources and water quality, fisheries, environmental review and permitting, and a host of other issues that our business and public clients confront every day. Unlike general practice firms, we focus on one practice area, so that we can be the best at it in the country. This has allowed our firm to represent clients in some of the most important energy and environmental matters nationally.
Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis is a multi-practice law firm serving local, regional and national clients. As one of New Jersey’s leading law firms, the firm brings diverse and comprehensive expertise to the representation of both businesses and individuals. For over 100 years, the firm has earned the trust and loyalty of clients by providing sophisticated, creative and cost-effective representation through collaborative teamwork, proactive legal strategies, attention to detail and relationship-oriented service.
Mr. Marc Chupka is a principal at The Brattle Group with over 25 years of public and private sector experience analyzing energy markets and regulation and assisting energy clients and counsel in a broad span of commercial analysis, regulatory proceedings, and litigation support. His recent work has focused on litigation in Clean Air Act matters, the analysis of clean energy policy design and impacts, utility integrated resource planning, electricity and fuel procurement policies, and contract evaluation and litigation.
Mr. Chupka formerly served as the Acting Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy, and was the Associate Director for Air, Energy and Transportation at the White House Office for Environmental Policy.
Andrew Bell advises clients on the permitting of large-scale energy and real estate development projects on private lands in California and on federal public lands across the western United States. He represents some of America’s largest private and publicly traded corporations before local, state and federal regulatory agencies on a daily basis.
Andrew’s practice focuses on environmental impact review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), permitting under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and California’s planning and zoning laws, incidental take authorizations under the Endangered Species Act, and compliance with other related federal and California natural resources laws. Much of Andrew’s work involves designing and implementing entitlement strategies that meet the client’s objectives in the most legally defensible manner possible.
Ms. Blau represents clients in matters involving environmental assessments and due diligence for complex real estate transactions and public-private partnerships, regulatory compliance under environmental statutes, air and water permitting, and contaminated site remediation and brownfield redevelopment. She has a longstanding interest and particular practice focus with respect to alternative energy, sustainable building initiatives and climate change issues, with experience encompassing solar energy and cogeneration/combined heat and power (CHP) projects. She closely follows related legislative and regulatory developments at the state, federal and global levels. Ms. Blau has degrees in environmental science and mechanical engineering as well as law, a background which enables here to understand environmental and energy related issues, building operational systems and the tools of sustainability from the technical detail perspective. She assists clients with the task of interpreting complex technical data and is able to coordinate the efforts of multidisciplinary teams to achieve project objectives.