Public Utilities, Energy, & Administrative Law
Daniel P. Venora is a partner in Keegan Werlin LLP’s energy and regulatory practice, specializing in energy, regulatory and public utility law. Mr. Venora represents regulated electric, natural gas and water utilities, telecommunications companies, and other entities.
Daniel P. Venora
● Administrative Law
● Energy Law
● Public Utilities
U.S. District Court of Connecticut
Mr. Venora represents clients in state administrative agency proceedings in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, including court appeals from administrative agency decisions. His public utilities experience includes advocacy and strategic guidance before state regulatory commissions on public utility rates, mergers and acquisitions, strategic business transactions, prudence reviews and cost recovery, renewable energy, and infrastructure siting. His infrastructure siting experience includes cases before state siting boards for approvals of electric generation plants, substations, transmission lines, and telecommunications facilities.
Mr. Venora has handled numerous regulatory adjudications and investigatory proceedings involving significant economic, operational and public policy issues. His work has included multi-state approvals of public utility holding company mergers, including a 2012 merger to form New England's largest electric and gas utility holding company, as well as water company mergers and acquisitions, and telephone company mergers and bankruptcy restructuring. His work has also included prudence reviews and cost recovery litigation for electric distribution companies related to catastrophic storms between 2011 - 2020; authorization of utility-owned solar generation facilities; generation asset divestitures and related matters to implement Connecticut's electric restructuring law; as well as numerous public utility rate cases in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Mr. Venora has also advised clients on state legislative issues and has provided testimony at legislative hearings on issues of energy policy and utility law.
Before joining Keegan Werlin in 2014, Mr. Venora served in the position of Assistant General Counsel with Northeast Utilities from 1989-2007.
St. John's University School of Law, J.D.,
cum laude 1984
St. John's Law Review, 1982-1984
Fordham University, B.A., 1981
Connecticut Bar Association: - Public Utility Law Section, Executive Committee Member and Past Chair - Administrative Law Section
New Hampshire Bar Association
Certified as AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated, in the area of Utility Law.
Connecticut Super Lawyers, 2013 - 2020
The Best Lawyers in America, 2015 - 2023