In today’s world of transformative change, our purpose is clear — to help our clients and people navigate new paths to growth. With a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., Paul Hastings is recognized as one of the world’s most innovative global law firms.
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Hogan Lovells became a top 10 global legal services provider on 1 May 2010 through an unprecedented combination of two firms with international credentials, U.S.-based firm Hogan & Hartson and European-based firm Lovells. Modern-day Hogan Lovells carries on the tradition of excellence established by its founders and further builds on their legacy.
Their 2,500 lawyers work together, solving your toughest legal issues in major industries and commercial centers. Expanding into new markets, considering capital from new sources, or dealing with increasingly complex regulation or disputes - they help you stay on top of your risks and opportunities.
Berkeley Research Group is a leading global strategic advisory and expert consulting firm that provides independent advice, data analytics, authoritative studies, expert testimony, investigations, and regulatory and dispute consulting to Fortune 500 corporations, financial institutions, government agencies, major law firms, and regulatory bodies around the world.
BRG experts and consultants combine intellectual rigor with practical, real-world experience and an in-depth understanding of industries and markets. Their expertise spans economics and finance, data analytics and statistics, and public policy in many of the major sectors of our economy, including healthcare, banking, information technology, energy, construction, and real estate.
Analysis Group is one of the largest private economics consulting firms in North America, with more than 700 professionals across 11 offices in the United States, Canada, and China. Since 1981, we have provided expertise in economics, finance, health care analytics, and strategy to top law firms, Fortune 500 companies, and government agencies. Our internal experts, together with our network of affiliated experts from academia, industry, and government, offer our clients exceptional depth of expertise.
Victoria Earls is an attorney in the Litigation practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Washington office.
Victoria has represented hedge funds, financial institutions, traders, and other individuals in public and non-public investigations by FERC and the CFTC involving alleged violations of anti-fraud prohibitions, market manipulation rules, and in other enforcement matters.
In addition, Victoria has represented a multitude of domestic and international individuals and business entities, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small partnerships and traders in investigations by the DOJ, SEC, various Congressional entities, and other government regulatory agencies involving alleged violations of commodities manipulation, securities, tax, fraud, antitrust, obstruction of justice, and FCPA regulations and laws.
For over 25 years, John Lilyestrom has focused his energy law practice on the competitive and commercial consequences of electricity regulation, with particular emphasis on regional transmission operator markets. John represents modern electric market participants, including electric utility companies, electric power marketers, independent power producers, and end-use consumers of electricity before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), state regulatory agencies, and federal and state courts.
He has represented utilities in mergers and other actions concerning the alleged exercise of generation market power, transmission and wholesale service rates, and the application of standards of conduct and affiliate restrictions. John has also advised electric utilities in assessing commercial opportunities arising from, and the regulatory implications of, electric industry restructuring and corporate reorganization. He has also represented national and regional electric reliability organizations in matters related to the interaction of regulation and electric reliability.
Branko Terzic is a Managing Director at Berkeley Research Group (BRG) LLC and a Nonresident Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center in Washington, DC. His service in government includes that of Commissioner on the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Commissioner on the State of Wisconsin Public Service Commission and Chairman of the State of Wisconsin Racing Board. In business prior to joining BRG, Terzic served as Executive Director of the Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions ; Global Regulatory Policy Leader for Deloitte & Touche LLP; Chairman, President and CEO of Yankee Energy System, Inc.: Managing Director Arthur Andersen Economic Consulting, Special Investigations Engineer at Wisconsin Electric Power Company and as a management consultant. He has been a member of the National Petroleum Council and National Coal Council and is a former Chairman of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN ECE) Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Cleaner Electricity Production. A frequent speaker at industry forums and a prolific writer Terzic currently appears regularly on CNN International and Fox Business TV programs. Terzic was elected to the Energy Efficiency Forum Hall of Fame (2009) and was honored with the “Champion Award” by The Women’s Council on Energy and Environment (2008) as well as other industry awards. Dr. Terzic appears regularly as a commentator on global oil and energy issues for CNN International and FOX Business channels. He is a faculty member of the Washington Campus consortium of 16 MBA schools, is a founder of the Society of Depreciation Professionals and member of the ASME, AEE, IAEE, Energy Bar Association and other organizations. Branko Terzic holds a BS in Energy Engineering and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Sciences Engineering degree both from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Todd Schatzki, Vice President; Ph.D., public policy, Harvard University; M.C.P., urban studies and planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; B.A., physics, Wesleyan University
Dr. Schatzki is an expert in energy and environmental economics and policy, with experience in electricity, natural gas, and oil markets. His work with clients includes strategic and financial assessment of market decisions, regulatory and rulemaking proceedings, and litigation. He has testified before state and federal commissions, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, on a range of matters. Dr. Schatzki has also provided litigation support in several high-profile cases related to alleged energy market price manipulation, as well as other energy sector litigation, including contract disputes, shareholder derivative suits, antitrust allegations, and environmental discharges and contamination.
Dr. Schatzki has worked extensively with ISO and RTO market operators on market design, the evaluation of proposed market rule changes, the analysis of market performance, market monitoring, and the implementation of market rules. Other areas of expertise include retail electricity markets and ratemaking, energy infrastructure, natural gas markets, and environmental regulation and damages. Dr. Schatzki’s research includes reports developed for organizations such as the Electric Power Research Institute, Edison Electric Institute, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.