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William Friedman focuses his practice on regulatory, compliance, and transactional issues related to natural gas, electricity, and renewables. He represents utilities, generators, end users, and investors before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and appellate courts in matters related to rates, electric transmission, generator interconnection, and electricity markets. William also advises clients in renewable energy project development and financing, energy trading, and energy services transactions.
Electric transmission development
Represented transmission developer in negotiation of interconnection agreement with transmission owner and engineering, procurement, and construction agreement with affected system owner to increase capacity of transmission lines within NYISO control area.
Natural gas regulatory proceedings
Representing distribution companies and natural gas producers before FERC in pipeline rate cases, certificate applications, and tariff revision proceedings.
Representing generators in negotiation of power sales agreements, interconnection agreements, and other project development matters. Counseling generators and marketers in tariff filings and regulatory compliance.
*Denotes experience prior to joining Davis Wright Tremaine
Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia, 2013
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2016
J.D., The George Washington University, 2012, with high honors
- Order of the Coif
- Notes Editor, The George Washington International Law Review
B.A., Philosophy (with high honors) and Politics, Brandeis University, 2009, magna cum laude
Memberships & Affiliations
- American Bar Association
- Energy Bar Association
- Selected to a list of "Ones to Watch" in Energy Law by Best Lawyers, 2021, 2022
- Selected to "Washington D.C. Rising Stars" in Energy & Natural Resources, Thomson Reuters, 2019-2021
- Selected as “Rising Star” in International Financial Law Review, 2020
- Associate, McDermott Will & Emery, 2012-2018
- Legal Intern, Antitrust Division, United States Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., 2012
- Legal Intern, Energy and Telecommunications Division, Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General, Boston, 2010
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