Robert J. Keegan is a founding partner of Keegan Werlin LLP. He is an industry leader in representing electric generators, developers of energy storage and delivery infrastructure, regulated and competitive retail energy providers and large energy users interested in exploring creative procurement strategies.
Mr. Keegan advises clients on matters relating to a broad range of regulatory and administrative compliance matters including regulatory approval of mergers and acquisitions, utility rate plans, energy-supply contracts, renewable resources, and load-management initiatives. He represents clients in adjudicatory and rulemaking proceedings involving rate-setting, pipeline safety, service quality and industry-restructuring issues. Mr. Keegan has also successfully represented several clients in appeals from the administrative record before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
Before founding the firm in 1988, Mr. Keegan was appointed by the Governor for two terms as a Commissioner at the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities from 1983 to 1988. Prior to his appointment as Commissioner, Mr. Keegan was Deputy Regional Counsel at the United States Department of Energy, 1979 to 1982.
He has also served as Special Assistant Attorney General, Massachusetts, 1990-1991; Consultant, Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities and Energy Law Institute, 1982-1983; Senior Trial Counsel, Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, 1976-1979; and Trail Attorney, Massachusetts Defenders Committee, 1973-1975.
Mr. Keegan shares his knowledge as a faculty member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Annual Regulatory Studies Program, Graduate School of Business Administration, Michigan State University, est. 1984.