Construction Law: Regulatory Consulting

Our Construction Law Group has decades of experience guiding multi-year capital construction projects that carry large financial risks and providing strategy services to utilities developing new facilities in highly regulated states that increase the probability of recovering their full investment.

From the outset of a project, Venable’s Construction Law Group helps clients develop and implement both a regulatory plan and record-keeping processes that best position them to demonstrate and defend their decision making and expenditures when responding to regulatory questions. Whether reforecasting the estimated cost to complete the project or performing schedule risk assessments, our construction team provides sophisticated project-control services with realistic appraisals of budgets and schedules and has a proven track record of helping clients manage and mitigate significant regulatory issues and recover high percentages of project costs from various governing agencies.

We also prepare clients for regulatory proceedings, bringing added value to traditional regulatory counseling through our knowledge of complex construction concepts. Whether offering independent expert testimony regarding construction prudence, drafting data request responses, preparing pre-filed witness testimony, or providing witness preparation, our team is well equipped to help clients defend various issues in regulatory cases. Furthermore, understanding that our clients' business strategies are important interests to protect, we are extremely sensitive to privileged issues in the rate case setting. Our familiarity with matters of contention in construction helps ensure that our clients can protect their investments and see their projects through to completion.