Andrew B. Young


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Andrew Young is an energy regulatory lawyer who counsels clients on issues related to the electric energy industry and matters involving and governed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Department of Energy (DOE). His practice includes the representation and regulatory support of investors, lenders, electric utilities, renewable developers, independent power producers, power marketers, qualifying facilities, holding companies, and commercial and industrial consumers.

Andrew develops strategy and solutions across the full spectrum of corporate and regulatory energy services, including mergers and acquisitions, tax equity investments, financings, spin-offs and restructurings, contract negotiation and drafting, the development and re-design of wholesale energy markets, transmission rates, incentives and policies, ancillary services, market-based and cost-based rates, settlement negotiations, administrative hearings, trial and appellate litigation, and advice on state and federal regulatory issues


Honors & Awards

  • Named to The Legal 500 United States, Project Finance – Advice to Sponsor (2021)
  • Named to Best Attorneys in Energy Law by Best Lawyers in America (2013–2019, 2022)


Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals, for the Seventh, Ninth and District of Columbia Circuits
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan


  • Harvard Law School, J.D.: cum laude
  • University of Virginia, B.A., M.A.

Professional Activities


  • Foundation for the Energy Law Journal (2006–2012)
    • President (2010–2011)
    • Vice President (2009–2010)
    • Treasurer (2008–2009)
    • Secretary (2007–2008)
    • Board of Directors (2006–2012)
  • Energy Bar Association (1996–2015)
  • Northwest & Intermountain Power Producers Coalition (2007–2015)


  • "The Cost of Integrating Renewables: Perspectives from the United States," ElecGas Conference, Santiago, Chile (May 31, 2017)
  • "Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978," Duke Energy CLE Program (December 1, 2014)
  • "New Frontiers - Alternatives to Power Purchase Agreements," NIPPC Annual Meeting (September 15, 2014)
  • Moderator, Panel on Energy Storage and Transmission Ancillary Services, Infocast's 4th Annual Transmission Summit West, San Diego (Oct. 24, 2012)
  • "BPA and FERC: Untangling Transmission Reforms," NIPPC Annual Meeting (September 10, 2012)
  • "FERC Order No. 1000: Transmission Planning & Cost Allocation," Government of Alberta, Department of Energy, Transmission Facilities Cost Monitoring Committee (April 20, 2012)
  • Represented a Korean investor in the acquisition of a portfolio of battery storage projects in New York and Texas totaling 50-MW
  • Represented a UK investor in the acquisition of an equity interest in two wind projects in Illinois totaling 405-MW 
  • Represented an independent power producer in the development of two battery storage projects in California and Texas totaling 111-MW
  • Represented a Michigan electric utility in litigation before FERC against a Wisconsin utility regarding formula rates for wholesale electric service and its return of equity
  • Represented two Michigan electric utilities in litigation before FERC against a Michigan generator regarding rates for reactive power service