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Paul Wight represents energy companies, operators and developers, electric utilities and power marketers on litigation, regulatory, compliance and transactional matters. He has litigated high-profile market design and operations disputes before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and U.S. Courts of Appeal. Paul has experience in all areas of electric utility, power and transmission regulation. He has advised companies on wholesale power and transmission matters, Independent System Operator (ISO) and Regional Transmission Organization (RTO) tariff and market design, interconnection services and cross-jurisdictional matters involving various regulatory bodies. He has led favorable settlements, defense and reforms of capacity markets in New England and in the PJM region.

Paul advises clients with a wide range of matters under the Federal Power Act. In addition, he works with companies on designing and implementing compliance programs and trainings for corporate executives and employees.

He has been ranked by Chambers USA in Nationwide Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) for five years running (2015-2019).

A client reports: ‘It’s a no-brainer to work with Paul across a number of different issues.’
Chambers Global, 2020



Columbia University School of Law,
Brigham Young University,
cum laude

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia
New York




FERC Annual Enforcement Update

FERC Annual Enforcement Update On November 16, 2017, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or the “Commission”) released the Office of Enforcement’s (“OE”) annual report on enforcement activities (“ Annual Report ”) for fiscal year...

Barclays Market Manipulation Case Settles for $105 Million, What We Learned and What’s Next?

After more than four years of litigation in federal district court, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or the “Commission”) yesterday issued an order approving a $105 million settlement...



Chambers Global
Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation), 2019 - 2020
Chambers USA
Nationwide Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation), 2015 - 2019
The Legal 500 United States
Energy Regulatory: Conventional Power, 2018 (Leading Lawyer, 2018); Energy Litigation: Conventional Power, 2018