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Gregory G. Nickson is a partner in the firm’s Energy, Renewables and Utilities department. He represents regulated Energy, Renewables and Utilities clients in a variety of matters before state public utility commissions and federal agencies, as well as in federal and state court. Gregory counsels clients on regulatory compliance, mergers, and acquisitions, asset sales, licensing proceedings, prudence matters, environmental and energy matters, risk minimization, litigation avoidance, and litigation management. He also represents clients in obtaining state regulatory approval for financings and restructurings. His practice also includes representing clients in complex rate proceedings and matters related to interconnection, energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Areas of Concentration:

  • Utility Rate Case Proceedings
  • Utility Regulation
  • Utility Administrative Litigation
  • Article 78 Proceedings of Administrative Decisions

Practice Areas



  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York


  • J.D., Boston University School of Law, 2004
  • B.A, Bucknell University, 1998

Representative Experience

  • Served as outside counsel in numerous rate case and other regulatory proceedings involving the following utility and energy companies:
    • Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation
    • Consolidated Communications Inc.
    • National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation
    • New York American Water Company, Inc.
    • New York State Electric & Gas Corporation
    • Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation
    • SUEZ Water New York Inc.
    • SUEZ Water Owego-Nichols Inc.
    • SUEZ Water Westchester Inc.
  • Represented and advised clients in connection with the regulatory aspects of numerous mergers and acquisitions including the following:
    • Alcoa Inc.
    • AMF Oratam Investments LLC
    • Arconic Inc.
    • Consolidated Communications, Inc.
    • FairPoint Communications, Inc.
    • Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets Inc.
    • Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Inc.
    • SUEZ Water

Professional and Community Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association, 2012—2019
  • Vice Chair, Water, ABA Infrastructure and Regulated Industries Section, 2017—2019
  • Member, New York State Bar Association, 2005—2019

Honors and Awards

  • Chambers USA, Energy: New York State Regulatory and Wholesale Electric Market Department, Band 2 ranking, 2018
  • Chambers USA, Energy: New York State Regulatory and Wholesale Electric Market Department, Up and Coming, Chambers USA, 2017
  • Chambers USA, Energy: New York State Regulatory and Wholesale Electric Market Department, Associate to Watch, 2014—2016


  • New York State Calls for Shift to Distributed Energy, Infrastructure Newsletter of the ABA Section of Public Utility, Communications, and Transportation Law, Vol. 54, No. 3 (Spring 2015).
  • Recent Developments in Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Industries (2012—2017).

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