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Dr. William R. Hollaway is chair of Gibson Dunn’s Energy Regulation and Litigation practice. He is also a leader in Gibson Dunn’s Energy Power and Renewables practice, focused on the federal and state regulatory aspects of electric utility mergers and acquisitions, financing, and project development. Dr. Hollaway also represents clients on oil and gas matters, including federal regulations and authorizations. He is recognized as a leading Energy Regulatory practitioner by Chambers USA and Chambers Global – Energy: Electricity (Regulation and Litigation) and Who’s Who Legal Power/Electricity. Dr. Hollaway has extensive experience representing clients on a broad range of issues in the energy regulation and transactions, including numerous proceedings and matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). His clients include public utilities, independent power producers, transmission companies, and oil and gas companies. Dr. Hollaway’s deep understanding of power generation and transmission technology has enabled him to work seamlessly with clients on virtually every type of power project. He has represented clients on many wind, solar, and hydro renewable power projects, nuclear power projects, and natural gas and coal projects. Dr. Hollaway possesses in-depth knowledge of project development agreements and interconnection agreements, exemplified by his ground-breaking work on the Neptune Transmission System and Hudson Transmission Project. Dr. Hollaway also represents clients on Liquified Natural Gas (LNG), oil and gas pipeline, and oil refining matters.
Dr. Hollaway represents clients on energy utility mergers and acquisitions, financing, and project development. His transactional work includes transaction structuring to address federal and state regulatory requirements, due diligence of utility assets and businesses, negotiating transaction agreements, and obtaining federal and state regulatory approvals for mergers and acquisitions. Dr. Hollaway has obtained federal and state regulatory approval for numerous energy transactions. He has also obtained numerous required regulatory approvals for wholesale and retail power sales, and transmission service rates. Dr. Hollaway has extensive experience working with the nation’s Regional Transmission Organizations (RTO)/Independent System Operators (ISO) including PJM, MISO, ERCOT, CAISO, NYISO, SPP and ISO-NE, and has a thorough understanding of RTO/ISO open access transmission tariffs and operating agreements.
Dr. Hollaway received his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University, magna cum laude and Order of the Coif. Dr. Hollaway also received his Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and undergraduate engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has been elected a member of the Sigma Xi scientific research honor society, Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society and Alpha Nu Sigma nuclear engineering honor society, and was awarded a fellowship from the United States Department of Energy.
Georgetown University - 1998 Juris Doctor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - 1991 Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - 1989 Master of Science
Georgia Institute of Technology - 1986 B.S. Nuclear Engineering
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