Experience List
DWT
  • Email Page
  • Create PDF
  • Print Page

Ted Wellman

WellmanTed
Partner
T907.257.5326
F907.257.5399
Ted Wellman has a diverse practice including utility regulatory law, employment law, and health care law. His clients include Alaska Native health care organizations, ANCSA village corporations, Alaska Native tribal organizations, utilities, municipalities, and private businesses.

In the utility regulatory area, Ted handles rate cases, power sales agreements, development of small hydroelectric projects, small wind generation, small co-generation projects, and tariff filings. Ted has handled cases before the Regulatory Commission of Alaska involving changes in controlling interest and disputes over certificates of public convenience and necessity.

Ted provides advice on a broad range of employment issues, including discrimination, wage and hour disputes, wrongful discharge, and policy development. His employment practice also includes litigation involving employment law claims in state and federal courts.

In the health care area, Ted serves as general counsel for a major Alaska Native health care organization where he provides advice on compliance, employment, construction, procurement, and other issues. In addition, he also provides compliance and employment advice to another Alaska Native healthcare organization. Ted is developing a practice involving HIPAA for Alaska-based clients with help from the Healthcare Group. Ted actively involves and solicits advice of other DWT attorneys when appropriate.

Practice Highlights
  • Utility rate cases
  • Advice and training on all aspects of employment law with special emphasis on employment by native and tribal organizations
  • Procurement
  • Policy formation
  • Management training
  • Compliance oversight
  • General corporate advice
  • HIPAA
  • Relationships and jurisdictional issues involving state and federal agencies

Representative Experience

Compliance & HIPAA advice for Norton Sound Health Corporation

Provide advice on compliance program and HIPAA. (Ongoing)

Doug Becker v. Kikiktagruk Inipiat Corporation

Representing client against claims of race discrimination and violation of wage and hour laws. Case No. 3:09-CV-00015-TMB (Ongoing)

Employment law advice for Alaska Peninsula Corporation

Provide employment law advice to ANCSA Village Corporation with extensive 8(a) projects. (Ongoing)

Employment law advice for Inupiat Community of the North Slope

Provide employment law advice to ANCSA Village Corporation with extensive 8(a) projects. (Ongoing)

Employment law advice for Norton Sound Health Corporation

Provide employment law advice to ANCSA Village Corporation with extensive 8(a) projects. (Ongoing)

Employment law advice for Olgoonik Development

Provide employment law advice to ANCSA Village Corporation with extensive 8(a) projects. (Ongoing)

General counsel for Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation

Represent client on complaints to the Office of Civil Rights on HIPAA violations, advise on compliance and HIPAA. (Ongoing)

Regulatory - electric for Alaska Power & Telephone

Representing Alaska Power Company (a subsidiary of AP&T) in rate proceeding. (Ongoing)

Regulatory - electric for Alaska Power & Telephone

Representing AP&T in development of a hydro project near Tok, Alaska. (Ongoing)

Regulatory - electric for City of St. Paul

Power Sales Agreement with TDX Corporation for wind power. (Ongoing)

Regulatory - electric for City of St. Paul

Representing City and its utilities in obtaining certificates from the Regulatory Commission of Alaska and for a dispute with competing entities over exclusive service rights. (Ongoing)

Regulatory - electric for Petro Star, Inc.

Changes to co-generation agreements. (Ongoing)

LaPorte v. Merrill Lynch

Representing client against claims of wrongful discharge, discrimination, and ADA. Case No. 3AN-09-9537 CI (2010)

Green v. Brown Shoe

Represented Brown Shoe on claims of race discrimination, wrongful discharge and age discrimination in U.S. District Court; successfully negotiated a settlement favorable to the client. (2008)

Barnebey v. Spenard Builders Supply and Bermel

Represented Spenard Builders Supply on claims of discrimination, wrongful discharge and infliction of emotional distress. Successfully negotiated a settlement favorable to the client after extended litigation. (2007)

Regulatory - natural gas for SEMCO Energy

Regulatory approval for restructuring and change of controlling interest before the Regulatory Commission of Alaska. (2005)

Additional Qualifications

  • Professional Engineer (registered in 1973)

Professional & Community Activities

  • American Bar Association