In a complex regulatory environment, knowing the laws and regulations is just the beginning. Success also requires knowing the industry’s commercial and regulatory realities, the politics, and the people. We do.

Combine real world, practical experience with a savvy sense of business, regulatory, and political issues. Add to this a voice with the decision makers who are shaping tomorrow’s business and regulatory climate. It’s a powerful combination. We know because it’s how we operate.

Our regulatory team includes those who have served in prominent government positions on the federal, state, and local levels as well as in-house counsel in regulated industries. This varied background provides a platform for crucial access to key stakeholders and a foundation of insight into decision makers. We can help you create and attain new opportunities by advancing your business interests through legislation, administrative rulemaking, and regulatory approvals, as well as through the courts if regulatory actions need to be challenged or defended. Should our clients find themselves subject to regulatory investigations, oversight, or enforcement actions, we are prepared to defend existing licensees and permit holders in such proceedings.

Our regulatory litigation experience spans multiple regulated business sectors that include energy, renewables and clean technologies, telecommunications, water, real estate and development, healthcare, environmental, gaming, entertainment and leisure, and transportation. 

We have experience in a wide array of administrative and regulatory forums and agencies, such as:

State and Local Government

  • State Public Utility Commissions
  • State and Local Zoning Boards and Commissions
  • Condemnation proceedings
  • State Environmental Agencies and Appeals Boards
  • State Siting Boards
  • State Energy Offices
  • State Attorneys General
  • State Architectural Access Board
  • State and Local Historic Commissions
  • State Ethics Commission
  • State Freedom of Information Commission
  • State Campaign and Political Finance Office
  • State Health Care Access Office
  • State Traffic Commissions
  • State Tax and Local Authorities
  • Professional Licensing Boards
  • Municipal Boards and Councils


  • US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Army Corps of Engineers
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Federal Aviation Administration
Regulatory Group Leader

Philip M. Small



Hartford, CT