A Washington, D.C. law firm, Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP has represented clients in over 40 states, and has had an active hydropower practice for almost 50 years.  We represent FERC licensees, exemption holders, owners of non-jurisdictional projects, entities developing new hydropower, and stakeholders on a wide range of licensing and compliance issues.  We have also assisted hydropower clients in settlement negotiations, and advocated on their behalf in federal appeals courts and Congress and before state commissions, courts, and legislatures.

Our hydropower clients have included municipal utilities, local governments, Indian tribes and Nations, private developers, and groups of stakeholder residents.  Because the Firm has extensive experience in energy law as a whole, we often also represent our hydropower clients on other energy matters; and, likewise, have been able to ensure that our hydro clients are aware of, and advised of, other facets of FERC regulation that might affect them.