Frank A. Schiller

Partner

Atlanta
Raleigh
Business Phone: 404.885.3437
Business Fax: 404.885.3900

frank.schiller@troutmansanders.com

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Frank Schiller is a member of the firm’s energy practice. He was previously a senior executive and general counsel at Progress Energy.

With more than 20 years of experience in the utility field, Frank works with energy companies on a range of matters involving federal and state regulation, commercial transactions, litigation and legislative matters. Frank was previously a partner in an AmLaw 100 firm where he specialized in utility law. In 1995, he joined Virginia Electric and Power Company where he had primary responsibility for matters related to FERC compliance and regulation and wholesale power marketing. In 1997, Frank joined Carolina Power & Light Company, which became Progress Energy after the merger between CP&L and Florida Progress. There, he led the company’s in-house legal department for 10 years before being promoted to senior vice president and general counsel for Progress Energy.

Representative Matters

  • Represented Carolina Power & Light Company in negotiating and obtaining regulatory approval for its acquisition of North Carolina Natural Gas.
  • Represented Carolina Power & Light Company in negotiating and obtaining regulatory approval for its acquisition of Florida Progress.
  • Represented tax payer in synthetic fuel trust case.
  • Represented majority owner in litigation brought by minority owners of the Shearon Harris nuclear plant.
  • Represented majority owner in negotiation of joint ownership agreements.
  • Represented buyers and sellers in negotiation of bulk power sale agreements.
  • Represented utilities in FERC matters, including rule makings and enforcement actions.
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Education

  • University of South Carolina, J.D., cum laude, 1987
    Research Editor, South Carolina Law Review; Order of the Coif, 1987; Order of the Wig and Robe, 1987
  • Duke University, A.B., cum laude, 1985

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina