Van Ness Feldman Elects New Member In Electricity, Renewable Energy Practice

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Van Ness Feldman is pleased to announce that Vincenzo Franco, formerly an associate with the firm, has been elected a member (partner) of the firm.

Franco resides in the firm's Washington, D.C., office, where his practice focuses on electric power and renewable energy technologies. He represents electric utilities, independent power producers, power and gas marketers, financial institutions and investors on transactional, regulatory, compliance and litigation matters involving the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the North American Reliability Corporation.

Franco regularly counsels clients on renewable energy project development, as well as on issues related to power contracts, market-based rates, mergers, sales and acquisitions of power projects, participation in organized markets, mandatory reliability standards and import/export of electricity and natural gas.

Franco, 39, received a M.L.I. from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2001. He holds a M.A. in International Relations from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University and received an LL.B, summa cum laude, from the University of Bologna in Bologna, Italy, in 1996. Franco is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and New York State.

Van Ness Feldman's Washington office has more than 80 professionals concentrating on government policy and regulatory issues in the areas of energy, environmental, natural resources and transportation law.