Our national economy depends on reliable, reasonably priced and sustainable energy. Companies in this industry face unprecedented challenges to maintain and protect their facilities from physical or cyber threats, all while expanding existing infrastructure to meet the needs of our economy while incorporating new technologies. Shifting regulatory landscapes further complicates the situation.

Troutman Sanders’ energy practice groups have counseled utilities and other energy clients about changing regulatory challenges since the 1920s. We are recognized as a national, top-tier energy practice in the 2016 edition of U.S. News–Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” Our lawyers have been recognized as “Groundbreaking Lawyers” by Public Utilities Fortnightly, specifically for providing industry leadership and outstanding advice that maximizes client value within applicable federal and state regulatory frameworks.

Additionally, our energy practice is recognized nationally by Chambers USA for being well equipped to handle the full spectrum of complex energy-related work, including merger, acquisition, transactional, litigation and regulatory matters. Chambers USA also listed our renewable energy projects practice as a nationwide notable practice in its 2015 guide.

With more than 130 lawyers focusing on the energy industry, we help our clients anticipate and address emerging issues and identify opportunities in every energy-related sector. Below are our areas of concentration: 





Troutman Sanders publishes a weekly report that provides up-to-the-minute details on the latest news in the energy business (Washington Energy Report). Please contact Daniel Archuleta, 202.274.2926 , for more information on the Washington Energy Report.

We also publish a subscription-based Tax Developments reporting service for utilities. Please contact Howard Cooper, (202) 274-2878, , for more information on tax developments.

We also invite you to subscribe to our renewable energy blog, Renewable Energy Insights, to learn the latest in renewable news.

Rankings & Recognition

  • Chambers USA: Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) (Nationwide) 2010-2016
  • Chambers USA: Energy & Natural Resources (Georgia) (Band 1) 2008-2016
  • Chambers USA: Renewables & Alternative Energy (Nationwide) (Noted Practice) 2015-2016
  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”: Energy Law (National) (Tier 2) 2010-2013; (Tier 1) 2014-2016
  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”: Energy Law (Atlanta) (Tier 1) 2010-2016
  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”: Energy Law (Washington, D.C.) (Tier 1) 2016
  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”: Energy Law (Portland) (Tier 2) 2016