Bruce L. Richardson - McDermott Will & Emery


Bruce L. Richardson focuses his practice on electric energy law. He advises independent power producers (IPPs), merchant transmission developers, electric power marketers, energy asset managers and private equity firms in the energy sector. While Bruce routinely appears before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on regulatory matters and in administrative litigation, he represents energy sector clients on a wide range of regulatory, electric reliability, transactional and project issues.

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  • Represented a project developer in a proceeding before FERC to prevent the transmission owner from terminating the interconnection agreement*
  • Represented Calpine in its reactive service rate proceedings for its portfolio of generating units in PJM*
  • Represented IPPs in the development of reliability must-run rate filings and in proceedings before FERC*

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  • The Best Lawyers in America, Energy Law, 2023-2024
  • Chambers USA, Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation), 2020-2023
  • The Legal 500 US, Recommended2022-2023


George Washington University, JD, with honors, 1990
University of Chicago, BA, 1984

District of Columbia