Ray Wuslich is a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office concentrating his practice in energy matters.
Mr. Wuslich advises a broad cross-section of clients participating in the electric and natural gas industries with a focus on matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). His practice includes counseling on transactional and regulatory matters as well as regulatory litigation. Mr. Wuslich represents traditional utilities, merchant and renewable generators, independent transmission companies, commercial banks and investment banks, private equity investors, hedge funds, and trade organizations. He assists clients with regulatory strategy, structuring transactions to comply with regulatory requirements, preparation of filings and litigation of contested proceedings involving utility rates and transmission incentives, mergers and acquisitions, FERC investigations, and show cause proceedings.
Mr. Wuslich has advised both lenders and utilities on regulatory matters in a variety of transactions and financings. His representative utility clients include California Wind Energy Association, Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp., Duquesne Light Company, First Solar, Inc., Midland Cogeneration Venture, L.P., NiSource, Inc., NorthWestern Corp., Safe Harbor Water Power Corp., Terra-Gen Power, LLC, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., and Westar Energy, Inc.
Mr. Wuslich is regularly recognized as a leading energy lawyer by prominent legal directories. In 2011, The Legal 500 recommended him in energy litigation and Chambers USA ranked him in Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation). He was also recognized as a Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011; and in The Best Lawyers in America for energy law in the 2012 and 2013 editions.
Honors and Awards
Mr. Wuslich received a B.A. in 1981 and an M.P.I.A. in 1986 from the University of Pittsburgh. He received a J.D. from The American University, Washington College of Law in 1988, where he was senior note and comment editor of The American University Law Review.