Joey Lee Miranda

Partner

  • Overview

    Biography

    Joey Lee Miranda is a member of the firm’s Environmental, Energy + Telecommunications Group, and her practice focuses on energy, telecommunications, and water matters, including litigation, transactional and regulatory representation, and counseling. Ms. Miranda regularly participates in proceedings before state regulatory agencies, including the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission, the New York Public Service Commission, and the Connecticut Siting Council, on utility, telecommunications, and energy-related matters. She also handles administrative appeals of agency decisions to state courts. An important aspect of Ms. Miranda's practice also involves counseling clients on regulatory compliance matters. Her representative experience reflects a range of legal matters in all areas of the energy industry.

    Energy Projects

    Ms. Miranda assists energy clients with securing siting and permit approvals for projects, and helps them obtain regulatory approvals for the purchase and sale of renewable and traditional energy-generating facilities. For example, Ms. Miranda has assisted clients in obtaining the necessary approvals for the first utility scale solar project in Connecticut, the largest utility scale solar project in Connecticut, and the largest fuel cell project in the United States.

    Ms. Miranda has helped clients obtain long-term electricity purchase agreements for renewable energy projects, and obtained necessary approvals for facility construction and operation. She negotiates interconnection agreements, and drafts and negotiates long-term power purchase contracts. Ms. Miranda also counsels clients on locating and accessing federal, state, and local funding sources for renewable energy and distributed generation projects. She also advises them on opportunities to earn income.

    Ms. Miranda helps clients secure renewable attribute accreditation for projects and assists with disputes related to ownership of renewable energy credits.

    Competitive Energy Markets

    Ms. Miranda assists clients in obtaining market participant status, and advises them on rules associated with regional wholesale markets, including the wholesale electric markets administered by ISO New England.

    Ms. Miranda represents retail competitive electricity and natural gas suppliers in obtaining necessary licenses and in various regulatory matters before the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, the New York Public Service Commission, and the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission. For example, she has represented retail competitive suppliers in proceedings related to: supplier choice programs; trade practices investigations; default service procurement and pricing policies; billing and collection policies; Renewable Portfolio Standard policies; “Price to compare” rate design; and integrated resource planning. 

    Ms. Miranda also counsels suppliers regarding compliance with consumer protection laws and developed a multistate compliance program for the sales and marketing activities of a competitive supplier of electricity and natural gas operating throughout the Northeast. In developing this marketing program, Ms. Miranda recommended the implementation of changes to the sales process, prepared manuals for sales representatives and managers, and developed sales agreements, forms and sales presentation outlines for use by sales representatives. Once the marketing compliance portion of the program was completed, she developed a compliance program for ongoing consumer protection, reporting, billing and collections.

    Ms. Miranda also represents clients in developing and negotiating electricity, natural gas, and renewable energy credit purchase and sale agreements throughout the United States.

    Natural Gas/Telecommunications/Water

    Ms. Miranda represents clients in regulatory proceedings, helping them obtain long-term contracts for the sale of natural gas capacity. She also assists clients in telecommunication facility siting proceedings, and she has assisted the nation’s leading wireless telecommunications provider with obtaining all necessary approvals to install wireless facilities throughout Connecticut. She also has represented clients in evaluating the purchase of a regulated water company.

    Ms. Miranda has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© in the area of Environmental Law since 2013 and as Hartford Lawyer of the Year in the area of Environmental Law for 2016. She was listed in Connecticut Super Lawyers® in the area of Utilities for 2015 and 2016 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.). For 2010, she was recognized in the Connecticut Law Tribune’s Women in the Law: High Achievers Yearbook.

  • Experience
    • Experience

      Experience

        Energy Projects

      • Represented client in connection with the development of a 96 MW power generating facility in Connecticut, including obtaining facility siting approval at the Connecticut Siting Council, the method and manner of construction permit from Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, and negotiating the interconnection agreement with ISO New England and the transmission provider. 

      • Represented client in the development of largest fuel cell facility in the United States, including representation in the regulatory proceeding to obtain a long-term contract and approval for the siting of the facility.

      • Represented client in the development of 20 MW utility-scale solar generating facility in Connecticut, including obtaining facility siting approval from the Connecticut Siting Council and representation in Public Utilities Regulatory Authority regulatory proceeding to obtain a long-term power purchase contract.

      • Represented client in the permitting and development of high pressure natural gas fuel cell generating facilities throughout Connecticut, including obtaining facility siting approvals from the Connecticut Siting Council and representation in PURA regulatory proceedings to obtain long-term power purchase contracts for the projects.

      • Represented client in the development of a 5 MW utility-scale solar generating facility in Connecticut, including representation before the Connecticut Siting Council and the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority.

      • Represented aerospace company in the development of a behind-the-meter wind project, including developing and negotiating power purchase agreement. 

      • Represented chemical company in the development of a behind-the-meter solar project, including developing requests for proposals and accompanying power purchase agreement, and negotiating power purchase agreements. 

      • Represented private university in the development of a behind-the-meter solar project, including developing and negotiating power purchase agreement. 

      • Represented pharmaceutical company in the development of a behind-the-meter fuel cell project, including negotiating power purchase agreement. 

      • Represented municipality in the development a microgrid project, including the negotiation of the power purchase and interconnection agreements. 

      • Represented Dominion Resources, Inc., in connection with its bid to purchase the Millstone Station Nuclear Facility in Waterford, Connecticut, for $1.3 billion. 

      • Represented purchaser of Seabrook Station before the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority in connection with its acquisition of the facility.

      • Competitive Energy Markets

      • Assists clients in obtaining market participant status, and advises them on rules associated with regional wholesale markets, including the wholesale electric markets administered by ISO New England. 

      • Represents retail competitive electricity and natural gas suppliers in obtaining necessary licenses and in various regulatory matters before the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, and the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission. 

      • Counsel competitive retail suppliers in various matters before the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, the Maine Public Utilities Commission, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission, the New York Public Service Commission, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, and the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.

      • Counsels competitive retail suppliers regarding compliance with consumer protection laws and developed a multistate compliance program for the sales and marketing activities of a competitive supplier of electricity and natural gas operating throughout the Northeast. 

      • Represents clients in developing and negotiating electricity, natural gas, and renewable energy credit purchase and sale agreements for multiple locations throughout the United States.

      • Natural Gas/Telecommunications/Water

      • Represent interstate pipeline in connection with regulatory proceedings in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island for the approval of long-term contracts for the sale of natural gas capacity.

      • Represent nation's leading wireless telecommunications provider before the Connecticut Siting Council and local planning and zoning commissions in connection with the installation of wireless facilities throughout Connecticut.

      • Successfully defended Verizon Wireless in the closely watched Town of Westport tower siting appeal.

      • Represent competitive local exchange carrier in various matters before the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority.

      • Represented client in analyzing the regulatory environment and requirements associated with the purchase of a regulated water company.

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    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      Connecticut Power & Energy Society
      President of Board of Directors (2015 - present)
      Vice President of Board of Directors (2011 - 2014)
      Board of Directors (2009 - present)

      New England Women in Energy & the Environment
      Assistant Secretary (2009 - present)
      Board of Directors (2008 - present)

      Society of Women Environmental Professionals, Connecticut Chapter
      Legislative Committee (2001 - 2006)
      Membership Committee (2000 - 2002)

      Energy Bar Association
      Power Generation and Marketing Committee (2013 - 2015)
      Renewable Energy Committee (2013 - 2015)
      State Commission Practice and Regulation Committee (2012 - present)
      Electricity Committee (2015 - present)

      American Bar Association
      Environment, Energy, and Resources Section; Co-chair of Energy and Environmental Markets and Finance Committee, 2012 to 2013; Vice Chair of Year in Review, 2010 to 2012; Vice Chair of Year in Review, Carbon and Energy Trading and Finance Committee, 2008 to 2010; Vice Chair of Publications, Gas, and Electricity Marketing Committee, 2007 to 2008; Section of Public Utility, Communications, and Transportation Law, Renewable Energy Committee, 2009 to present

      Connecticut Bar Association
      Environmental Law Section, Chair, 2005 to 2006; Vice Chair, 2004 to 2005; Secretary, 2003 to 2004; Treasurer, 2002 to 2003; Legislative Liaison, 2000 to 2002; Program Committee, 1999 to 2000
      Young Lawyers Section, Public Utilities Committee, Founder and Co-chair (2003 - 2004)
      Energy, Public Utility, and Communications Law Section, Chair, 2006 to 2008; Vice Chair, 2004 to 2006; Treasurer, 2002 to 2004
      Young Lawyers Section, Environmental Law Committee, Co-chair (2002 - 2004)

      District of Columbia Bar Association
      Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Section (2000 - present)

      Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International
      Central Connecticut Alumni Chapter, Clerk (2000 - 2005)
      Central Connecticut Alumni Chapter, Vice Justice (2005 - 2011)
    • Honors + Awards

      Honors + Awards

      Connecticut Law Tribune, 2010, recognized in Women in the Law: High Achievers yearbook

      Broad-Park Development Corporation, 2009 President's Award

      Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© in the area of Environmental Law since 2013

      Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© as Hartford Lawyer of the Year in the area of Environmental Law for 2016

      Listed in Connecticut Super Lawyers® in the area of Utilities for 2015 and 2016 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.) 

    • Community Involvement

      Community Involvement

      Broad-Park Development Corporation
      Board of Directors, President, 2010 to 2014; Vice President, 2010; Chair of Real Estate Development Committee, 2009 to 2010; Co-chair of 7th Annual Awards Gala

      Lawyers for Children America
      Board of Directors, 2012 to present, Treasurer, 2014 to present; Chair of Connecticut Regional Council, 2009 to 2010
  • NEWS + PRESS
    • Publications

      Publications

      "Renewable Energy," published in Recent Developments in Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Industries, co-authored with Alexander W. Judd (2015)
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      "Renewable Energy," co-authored with Emily C. Deans, published in Recent Developments in Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Industries, an ABA publication of the Public Utility, Communications, and Transportation Law Section (2014)
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      "Renewable Energy," published in Recent Developments in Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Industries, an ABA publication of the Public Utility, Communications, and Transportation Law Section; co-authored with Jonathan H. Schaefer the Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont portions of the Survey of State Renewable Portfolio Standards in the "Renewable Energy" chapter (2013)

      "Energy and Environmental Markets and Finance 2011 Annual Report," published in Environment, Energy, and Resources Law: The Year in Review 2011, an ABA publication, Editor

      "Survey of Renewable Energy Standards," published in Recent Developments in Public Utility, Communications, and Transportation Industries, an ABA publication of the Public Utility, Communications, and Transportation Law Section, coauthored portions of the survey regarding information for the six New England states (Spring 2012)

      "Survey of Renewable Energy Standards," published in report of the Renewable Energy Committee, an ABA publication of the Public Utility, Communications, and Transportation Law Section, coauthored with Karla Chaffee portions of the survey regarding information for the six New England states (Spring 2011)

      "Grants," co-authored with Lauren Vinokur, published in Renewable Energy Committee Spring Report, a publication of the ABA's Public Utility, Communications, and Transportation Law Section (2010)

      Capturing the Power of Electric Restructuring, Editor (7/2009)

      "Managing the Federal Regulatory Landscape," published in New England's Environment (2002)

      "Connecticut Regulatory Update," published bimonthly in New England's Environment (2001 to 2002)

      "Gas and Electricity Marketing 2007 Annual Report," published in Environment, Energy, and Resources Law: The Year in Review 2007, an ABA publication, Editor

      "Energy and Environmental Markets and Finance 2010 Annual Report," published in Environment, Energy, and Resources Law: The Year in Review 2010, an ABA publication, Editor

      "Carbon and Energy Trading Finance 2008 Annual Report," published in Environment, Energy, and Resources Law: The Year in Review 2008, an ABA publication, Editor

      "Carbon Trading and Energy Finance 2009 Annual Report," published in Environment, Energy, and Resources Law: The Year in Review 2009, an ABA publication, Editor

    • Presentations

      Presentations

      "Women of Power – Industry Leaders and Challenges Facing the Industry," at the 2017 Retail Energy Markets Symposium, sponsored by the Retail Energy Supply Association (RESA) (9/20/2017)
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      ""Regulatory Perspective…Is Camelot Possible?" moderator, held at the 24th Annual New England Energy Conference and Exposition in Groton, Connecticut ," (05/10/2017)

      ""Regulators" moderator, held at the 23rd Annual New England Energy Conference and Exposition in North Falmouth, Massachusetts," (05/11/2016)

      "State Policies and Energy Markets: Collaborative Efforts or Collision Course," moderator, held at the 22nd Annual New England Energy Conference and Exposition in Groton, Connecticut (5/13/2015)

      "Developments in Energy Infrastructure," moderated panel discussion at the What's the Deal 2014 21st Century Business Energy Conference sponsored by the Connecticut Business & Industry Association and the Connecticut Power and Energy Society, held in Cromwell, Connecticut (10/8/2014)

      "Are We Prepared?" at Connecticut Power & Energy Society's (CPES) annual Energy, Environment, and Economic Development Conference; Moderator of panel discussion on whether we are prepared for the next emergency (3/13/2013)

      "Energy Project Development: Facility Siting & Due Diligence Considerations," presented as webinar through PGS Energy Training (8/21/2012)

      "Clean Energy: What is the Future?" presented by Crossroads Venture Group, panel discussion Moderator (4/12/2012)

      "Will the Resources Be There?" at Connecticut Energy, Environment & Economic Development Conference: Powering New England in the New Environment, panel discussion Moderator (3/14/2012)

      "Introduction to Retail Electric Markets & Retail Energy Contracts," presented as webinar through PGS Energy Training (2/2/2012)

      "From Associate to Partner," a panel discussion sponsored by the Connecticut Bar Association's Young Lawyers Section, Panel Member (11/3/2011)

      "New Deal, New Opportunities: Incentives for Your Business," at What's the Deal? Conference, Moderator (10/5/2011)

      "Energy Management for Sustainability & Cost Cutting," at CBIA's Environmental Conference 2011, co-presented with Matthew Stone, Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (6/17/2011)

      "Policy Pressures: How Will Existing Generation Respond?" at 18th Annual New England Energy Conference & Exposition, Moderator, panel discussion regarding current and anticipated energy and environmental policy drivers, what existing generating facilities are doing to respond, how uncertainties affect those decisions, and the impact of competing policies on planning (5/18/2011)

      "Siting Wind Power Facilities: Cape Wind & Beyond," at American Bar Association, State and Local Government Section Fall Meeting, Panel Discussion (10/1/2010)

      "Politics & Power: Legislative Update," at Hartford Business Journal's Business Energy Summit 2010, Panel Discussion (9/17/2010)

      "Taking Advantage of New Green Technology," at 17th Annual New England Energy Conference and Exposition, Moderator (6/8/2010)

      "Electric Restructuring," at Massachusetts Chemistry Technology Alliance, 2010 Summit (5/11/2010)

      "Capturing the Power of Electric Restructuring," sponsored by the American Bar Association, Section of State and Local Government Law (11/19/2009)

      "Economic Opportunities Associated with Climate Change," at Connecticut Business & Industry Association's Environmental Conference 2009 (6/10/2009)

      "Distributed Generation: Financing & Permitting," at Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA) Environmental Conference, co-presented with Kenneth C. Baldwin (6/03/2008)
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      "Current Topics in Retail Electricity Contracts," at Connecticut Energy Forum for Businesses, co-presented with David Bogan, forum sponsored by Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control and Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (10/5/2006)

      "Environmental Compliance in the Development Process," at Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Food Distributors International Retail Store Development Conference. (10/2002)

      "Regulatory Compliance in the Development Process," at 21st Annual FMI Legal Conference (6/2002)

      "The Future of Energy in Connecticut," at Connecticut Business & Industry Association, Panel Moderator (5/2002)

      LexisNexis® Emerging Issues Law Community Podcast (2011), Member of the ABA's Renewable Energy Committee discussing renewable portfolio standards

      Contributor to panel discussion on renewable energy development (4/12/2011), presented at the session Sustainability in Connecticut, a joint meeting of the Connecticut Bar Association's Environmental Law Section, Planning and Zoning Section, and Public Utility Law Section

    • News

      R+C in the News

      • October 9, 2017

        Joey Lee Miranda Participates in Women of Power Panel at RESA Symposium

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      • June 2, 2017

        Environmental + Utilities Group Members Volunteer to Keep Bushnell Park Beautiful

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      • November 1, 2016

        Robinson+Cole's Environmental + Utilities Group Holds Annual Summit

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      • June 9, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Co-sponsors Connecticut Green Circle Sustainability Awards

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      • June 6, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Sponsors George W. Crawford Black Bar Association's 2016 Annual Dinner

      • May 11, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Women Lawyers Listed in Best Lawyers Spring Business Edition

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      • March 30, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Attend Women's Summit at Bryant University

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      • June 3, 2015

        Joey Lee Miranda Co-Hosts and Participates in NEECE

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      • January 21, 2015

        Joey Lee Miranda Elected Board President of CPES

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      • November 5, 2014

        Joey Lee Miranda Moderates CBIA/CPES Energy Panel, Co-authors ABA Article

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      • July 16, 2014

        Joey Lee Miranda Elected Treasurer of Lawyers for Children America Board

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      • May 16, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Sponsors Crawford 2014 Annual Dinner

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      • April 16, 2013

        Joey Lee Miranda Represents Connecticut's First Commercial, Utility Scale Solar Project

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      • April 4, 2013

        Hartford Lawyers Participate in Energy, Environment, and Economic Development Conference

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      • August 15, 2012

        Energy and Utilities Partner to Lead American Bar Association’s Energy and Environmental Markets and Finance Committee

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      • July 5, 2012

        Energy and Utilities Partner Elected to Board of Lawyers for Children America

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      • June 18, 2012

        Quinnipiac University Law School Profiles Joey Lee Miranda

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      • April 26, 2012

        Joey Lee Miranda and Jacqueline Scheib Play Key Roles at Conference on Investing in Clean Energy Businesses

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      • March 30, 2012

        Environmental and Utilities Partner Moderates Panel Discussion at Connecticut Power and Energy Society

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      • October 31, 2011

        Environmental and Utilities Partner Moderates Panel Discussion at Energy Conference

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      • July 6, 2011

        Environmental and Utilities Partner Discusses Energy Management at Connecticut Business and Industry Association Conference

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      • June 9, 2011

        Environmental and Utilities Practice Group Partner Participates in ABA Community Podcast

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      • February 17, 2011

        Environmental Partner Elected Vice President of Connecticut Power & Energy Society Board

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      • October 29, 2010

        Environmental and Utilities Attorney Examines Wind Power at National Conference

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      • October 14, 2010

        Environmental and Utilities Attorney Thinks Green

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      • September 10, 2010

        Women in the Law and in the News

      • June 29, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Elected President of Broad-Park Development Corporation’s Board of Directors

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      • April 26, 2010

        Attorneys Represent Robinson & Cole at George W. Crawford Black Bar Association Annual Dinner

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      • January 6, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Elected Vice President of Broad-Park Board of Directors

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      • August 12, 2009

        Robinson & Cole Partner Edits Book on Electricity Law and Policy

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      • April 10, 2009

        Robinson & Cole Partner Elected Secretary of New England Women in Energy and the Environment

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      R+C News Releases

      • October 17, 2017

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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      • August 15, 2017

        Fifty-Nine Robinson+Cole Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018

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      • October 18, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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      • August 15, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Lawyer Count in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017

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      • February 1, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Forms Sustainability Cross-Practice Team

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      • October 19, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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      • August 18, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Lawyer Count in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016

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      • August 19, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Lawyer Count in Best Lawyers National Peer Review Survey

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      • August 16, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Attorney Count in Best Lawyers National Peer Review Survey

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      • August 28, 2012

        Robinson & Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Attorney Count in Best Lawyers National Peer Review Survey

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      • August 10, 2009

        Robinson & Cole Partner Edits Book on Electricity Law and Policy

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      • January 30, 2007

        Robinson & Cole Utilities and Environmental Lawyer Appointed Chair of Connecticut Bar Association’s Public Utilities Section

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