Mr. Beeny is special counsel who joined the firm from Miller, Balis & O’Neil, P.C. in February 2014. With a focus on representing cooperative and municipal electric systems, he has assisted consumer-owned electric systems in antitrust and contract litigation in the federal courts, in rate, merger and hydroelectric licensing proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), in licensing proceedings before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and in negotiation of power purchase, coordination and transmission agreements. He concentrates particularly on the interaction of regulation and antitrust policy in dealing with competition problems in the electric industry.
In the area of electricity regulation, he has represented clients in antitrust and competition matters before the FERC, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and a number of state utility regulatory commissions. He also counsels clients regarding compliance with reliability standards and economic regulatory requirements.
His energy transactions work covers purchased electricity arrangements ranging from full requirements contracts to unbundled transmission and power coordination arrangements and acquisition and disposition of generation resources.
Mr. Beeny’s representation of clients in antitrust litigation in the federal courts has included the jury trial of a monopolization case, investigations by enforcement agencies and numerous regulatory agency proceedings involving antitrust policy.
Mr. Beeny has also assisted clients in hydroelectric relicensing and license amendment proceedings involving issues such as competing claims to ownership of project lands, mitigation of contamination (including dioxin contamination), fisheries protection, dam and watercourse safety, recreational development and cultural interpretation/protection, as well as the need for power and related issues, antitrust, and fitness issues.
In law school at Georgetown, he served as Executive Editor of The American Criminal Law Review.