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What We Do

The Office of Administrative Litigation litigates or otherwise resolves cases set for hearing. The lawyers & technical staff in this Office represent the public interest and seek to litigate or settle cases in a timely, efficient and equitable manner while ensuring the outcomes are consistent with Commission policy.

Resolve disputes through settlement by:

  • Developing and serving on all parties objective settlement positions, or top sheets;
  • Conducting or participating in settlement processes with energy industry officials, state commissions, customers and other intervening parties; and
  • Assisting the settlement judge and parties to ensure agreements are consistent with Commission policy.

Litigate unresolved issues by:

  • Conducting needed discovery and performing detailed analysis of data to develop prepared testimony and exhibits, and supporting such testimony through cross examination in administrative hearings;
  • Preparing and presenting oral arguments, conducting direct and cross examination in proceedings before Administrative Law Judges, and preparing and filing legal briefs; and
  • Ensuring that the evidentiary record developed in each case is adequate for decision making by the ALJ and the Commission, while meeting all required deadlines.

Contact Information

    • John Kroeger
      Director, Office of Administrative Litigation
      Telephone: 202-502-8177
    • Linda Patterson
      Director, Technical Division
      Telephone: 202-502-8548
    • Gopal Swaminathan
      Director, Legal Division
      Telephone: 202-502-6132
    • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

      888 First Street, NE
      Washington, DC 20426
      United States

      Telephone: 202-502-8004
      Toll-free Telephone: 866-208-3372

This page was last updated on September 14, 2021