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Peter J. Scanlon

Shareholder

Mr. Scanlon is a Shareholder at DWGP and has three decades of experience in commercial litigation and administrative law, including rate proceedings involving: (1) electric and natural gas utilities; (2) surcharge cost recovery mechanisms; and (3) accelerated pipeline replacement programs.  Mr. Scanlon’s FERC practice involves advising clients on rate case litigation, regulatory compliance, enforcement matters, standards of conduct, power plant acquisitions and construction issues, municipal law, and energy contracts.  Mr. Scanlon has extensive experience on other utility rate, regulatory compliance, enforcement, standards of conduct, and transactional matters.  Mr. Scanlon has led EUCI seminars on FERC practice, and regularly updates a treatise on natural gas practice and procedures and rates issues.  Mr. Scanlon has also made presentations to the APPA legal forum on topics including FERC's Market Manipulation authority, federal power marketing administrations, and energy contracting issues. Mr. Scanlon previously served as in-house counsel for a natural gas public utility holding company involved in natural gas exploration, interstate pipelines, storage, local distribution, and energy production and marketing. 

Mr. Scanlon is a Shareholder at DWGP and has three decades of experience in commercial litigation and administrative law, including rate proceedings involving: (1) electric and natural gas utilities; (2) surcharge cost recovery mechanisms; and (3) accelerated pipeline replacement programs.  Mr. Scanlon’s FERC practice involves advising clients on rate case litigation, regulatory compliance, enforcement matters, standards of conduct, power plant acquisitions and construction issues, municipal law, and energy contracts. Mr. Scanlon has extensive experience on other utility rate, regulatory compliance, enforcement, standards of conduct, and transactional matters.  Mr. Scanlon has led EUCI seminars on FERC practice, and regularly updates a treatise on natural gas practice and procedures and rates issues.  Mr. Scanlon has also made presentations to the APPA legal forum on topics including FERC's Market Manipulation authority, federal power marketing administrations, and energy contracting issues. Mr. Scanlon previously served as in-house counsel for a natural gas public utility holding company involved in natural gas exploration, interstate pipelines, storage, local distribution, and energy production and marketing. 

  • Duquesne University, B.S. in Mathematics, 1986
  • Duquesne University School of Law, J.D., 1990
  • Pennsylvania
  • District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers
  • Law School Representative in National Tax Moot Court and National Appellate Advocacy Competitions
  • Order of Barristers
  • American Bar Association
  • Natural Gas Roundtable
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Erie County Bar Association
  • Energy Bar Association
  • Presenter, “FERC Electricity 101” and "FERC Enforcement" at the EUCI Conference in Herndon, VA (October 2019)
  • Presenter, “FERC Electricity 101” and "FERC Enforcement" at the EUCI Conference in Newport Beach, CA (November 2018)
  • Presenter, “FERC Electricity 101” at the EUCI Conference in Portland, OR (March 2018)
  • American Public Power Association, Legal Seminar 2013, "Enforcement Authorities and Actions of the CFTC and FERC."
  • American Public Power Association, Legal Seminar 2012, "Legal Implications of DOE Efforts to Reform the PMAs."
  • American Public Power Association, Legal Seminar 2011, "FERC Transmission Rate Incentives: Trends and Outlooks (with Bhaveeta K. Mody).
  • American Public Power Association, Legal Seminar 2010, "2010 FERC Policy Statement on Penalty Guidelines."
  • American Public Power Association, Legal Seminar 2008, "Long Term Contracts" (with Thomas L. Rudebusch).
  • American Public Power Association, Legal Seminar 2007, "Market Manipulation Keeping Your Public Power System Out of Trouble."
  • American Public Power Association, Legal Seminar 2006, "FERC's New Market Manipulation Authorities" (with George Caan, P.E.).
  • American Public Power Association, Legal Seminar 2003, "Wholesale Energy Contracts - Contracts and Drafting Issues in Light of Recent Energy Market Conditions and Decisions Applying the Federal Power Act."
  • Contributor, Chapter 45 of Regulations of the Gas Industry, LexisNexis (2011-2019).

Overview

Mr. Scanlon is a Shareholder at DWGP and has three decades of experience in commercial litigation and administrative law, including rate proceedings involving: (1) electric and natural gas utilities; (2) surcharge cost recovery mechanisms; and (3) accelerated pipeline replacement programs.  Mr. Scanlon’s FERC practice involves advising clients on rate case litigation, regulatory compliance, enforcement matters, standards of conduct, power plant acquisitions and construction issues, municipal law, and energy contracts.  Mr. Scanlon has extensive experience on other utility rate, regulatory compliance, enforcement, standards of conduct, and transactional matters.  Mr. Scanlon has led EUCI seminars on FERC practice, and regularly updates a treatise on natural gas practice and procedures and rates issues.  Mr. Scanlon has also made presentations to the APPA legal forum on topics including FERC's Market Manipulation authority, federal power marketing administrations, and energy contracting issues. Mr. Scanlon previously served as in-house counsel for a natural gas public utility holding company involved in natural gas exploration, interstate pipelines, storage, local distribution, and energy production and marketing. 

Mr. Scanlon is a Shareholder at DWGP and has three decades of experience in commercial litigation and administrative law, including rate proceedings involving: (1) electric and natural gas utilities; (2) surcharge cost recovery mechanisms; and (3) accelerated pipeline replacement programs.  Mr. Scanlon’s FERC practice involves advising clients on rate case litigation, regulatory compliance, enforcement matters, standards of conduct, power plant acquisitions and construction issues, municipal law, and energy contracts. Mr. Scanlon has extensive experience on other utility rate, regulatory compliance, enforcement, standards of conduct, and transactional matters.  Mr. Scanlon has led EUCI seminars on FERC practice, and regularly updates a treatise on natural gas practice and procedures and rates issues.  Mr. Scanlon has also made presentations to the APPA legal forum on topics including FERC's Market Manipulation authority, federal power marketing administrations, and energy contracting issues. Mr. Scanlon previously served as in-house counsel for a natural gas public utility holding company involved in natural gas exploration, interstate pipelines, storage, local distribution, and energy production and marketing. 

Education

  • Duquesne University, B.S. in Mathematics, 1986
  • Duquesne University School of Law, J.D., 1990

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Honors

  • Washington DC Super Lawyers
  • Law School Representative in National Tax Moot Court and National Appellate Advocacy Competitions
  • Order of Barristers

Organizations

  • American Bar Association
  • Natural Gas Roundtable
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Erie County Bar Association
  • Energy Bar Association

Presentations

  • Presenter, “FERC Electricity 101” and "FERC Enforcement" at the EUCI Conference in Herndon, VA (October 2019)
  • Presenter, “FERC Electricity 101” and "FERC Enforcement" at the EUCI Conference in Newport Beach, CA (November 2018)
  • Presenter, “FERC Electricity 101” at the EUCI Conference in Portland, OR (March 2018)
  • American Public Power Association, Legal Seminar 2013, "Enforcement Authorities and Actions of the CFTC and FERC."
  • American Public Power Association, Legal Seminar 2012, "Legal Implications of DOE Efforts to Reform the PMAs."
  • American Public Power Association, Legal Seminar 2011, "FERC Transmission Rate Incentives: Trends and Outlooks (with Bhaveeta K. Mody).
  • American Public Power Association, Legal Seminar 2010, "2010 FERC Policy Statement on Penalty Guidelines."
  • American Public Power Association, Legal Seminar 2008, "Long Term Contracts" (with Thomas L. Rudebusch).
  • American Public Power Association, Legal Seminar 2007, "Market Manipulation Keeping Your Public Power System Out of Trouble."
  • American Public Power Association, Legal Seminar 2006, "FERC's New Market Manipulation Authorities" (with George Caan, P.E.).
  • American Public Power Association, Legal Seminar 2003, "Wholesale Energy Contracts - Contracts and Drafting Issues in Light of Recent Energy Market Conditions and Decisions Applying the Federal Power Act."

Publications

  • Contributor, Chapter 45 of Regulations of the Gas Industry, LexisNexis (2011-2019).