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Gregory Adams

Degree: JD ’06
Area(s) of study:
  • Environmental Law
Type of workplace:
  • Law firm
Practice area(s):
  • Business Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Environmental Law

Gregory Adams is a principal of the law firm of Richardson Adams, PLLC. Mr. Adams’ law practice focuses on energy regulatory, transactional, and litigation matters, as well as natural resource and environmental law matters.

In his energy law practice, Mr. Adams regularly represents renewable energy and cogeneration developers in securing power purchase agreements, interconnection agreements, transmission wheeling agreements, and completing related regulatory compliance filings. He also represents independent power producers and PURPA qualifying facilities in policy-setting and complaint proceedings before state public utility commissions, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and courts.

Additionally, Mr. Adams has extensive experience with direct retail access, and has represented suppliers of direct retail electric access in regulatory proceedings setting stranded cost charges and related terms and conditions of direct retail access to alternative suppliers. Mr. Adams also regularly represents large power users in retail rate-setting proceedings before state public utility commissions, as well as in related transactional matters.

In his environmental and natural resource practice, Mr. Adams assists clients with the Federal Power Act’s hydroelectric licensing and exemption requirements, and related environmental requirements. Mr. Adams also has represented clients in disputes arising under the public trust doctrine and use of federal public lands.

Mr. Adams regularly represents and advises clients in litigation and appeals arising from disputes in the areas of energy regulation, public utility law, administrative law, the public trust doctrine, public lands law, and contract law.

Lewis & Clark Law School provided me with an excellent foundation in environmental and administrative law, as well as more general areas of the law, which has proved invaluable in my law practice.