James R. Dean Jr.

James R. Dean Jr.

Mr. Dean advises clients on all aspects of antitrust law, including mergers, joint ventures, distribution agreements, and trade association activities. He has represented numerous clients in responding to government investigations and as both plaintiffs and defendants in private antitrust litigation. Mr. Dean also regularly handles issues related to pre-merger notification filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act and foreign merger control regimes. He also has significant experience with energy regulatory matters. He advises both regulated utilities and financial investors on the federal and state regulation of both natural gas and electricity, including market restructuring issues, obtaining regulatory approval for energy-related transactions, and rate filings.

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FERC Acknowledges Physical Security Risks to Bulk Power System and Begins Development of Standards for Protection Against Physical Attacks

On March 7, 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) directed the North American Electric Reliability Council (“NERC”) to develop new standards for the protection of critical elements of the bulk-power system from physical attacks.  In recent years there has been considerable attention paid to the potential for cyber-attacks against the transmission grid.  Following a … Continue Reading
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