Overview

Boies Schiller Flexner represents participants throughout the energy sector in crucial, high-stakes litigation.  Whether assisting companies to clear the way for large-scale projects, responding to environmental charges, or defending our clients’ contractual and competition rights, we provide trial-ready counsel dedicated to achieving the greatest possible outcome.

We have been involved in some of the highest-profile international cases in the energy industry, including our defense of Chevron against allegations of environmental damage and social harm in the Ecuadorean rainforest.  We represented Goldman Sachs in litigation over the control of coal mine assets in Colombia, a dispute carried out in Colombian and United States courts.

We have a long record of representing utilities, notably those confronting hot-button political issues. We have acted as counsel for a client in its efforts to build a new plant on Long Island, helping to head off potential litigation while fighting for needed approvals.  We have also represented Florida Power & Light in numerous matters, and won $261 million in damages on the utility’s behalf in an international arbitration in Geneva following the cancellation of a geothermal power project in Indonesia.

Independent power producers seek our counsel when facing commercial disputes.  We have represented Caithness Energy in various partnership and contractual matters including a contract dispute brought by Southern California Edison over pricing issues and alleged environmental violations, which resulted in a settlement substantially less than the $1 billion sought by the plaintiff.

Commercial disputes frequently involve a regulatory component.  In these instances, our litigators work side by side with regulatory counsel.

In addition to litigation, we provide corporate services supporting complex energy-industry transactions.  Among our many deals, we have assisted Goldman Sachs in the purchase of mining interests in Colombia, Caithness Energy in the financing and construction of the Shepherds Flat wind turbine farm, and NuStar Energy in a joint venture to hold and operate its asphalt refining assets.