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City of Allen Wins Reversal of SOAH Order

Cathy WebkingStephanie KoverSDM lawyers Cathy Webking and Stephanie Kover received a unanimous decision by the PUC in favor of our client, the City of Allen.  The decision reversed a SOAH order and allows the City of Allen to move forward with some major high-end development plans.

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Eleven SD&M Lawyers Named to Best Lawyers in America 2018

Scott Douglass is pleased to announce that eleven of the firm's lawyers have been named to the 2018 Best Lawyers® in America list.

Earlier this year, Scott Douglass & McConnico was named as a 2017 Best Law Firm by Best Lawyers®. 

The Best Lawyers list includes:

James N. Cowden: Oil and Gas Law

Doulgas J. Dashiell: Oil and Gas Law

Casey L. Dobson: Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation

Sam Johnson: Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants

Carroll G. Martin: Oil and Gas Law

Stephen E. McConnico: Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigaiton; Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants; Professional Malpractice law - Defendants

Elizabeth N. Miller: Natural Resources Law; Oil and Gas Law

John G. Soule: Oil and Gas Law

Catherine J. Webking: Energy Law

Jane M.N. Webre: Appellate Practice

H. Philip Whitworth, Jr.: Natural Resources Law; Oil and Gas Law

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SDM's Cathy Webking to Speak at National Energy Marketer's Association's Policy Roundtable

Cathy WebkingSDM's Cathy Webking will speak at National Energy Marketer's Association's (NEM) Policy Roundtable on October 27-28, 2016, in Austin, Texas.  NEM's leadership roundtable will recognize and honor industry leaders who have set a standard of excellence in electricity market structure and competitively offered technology and consumer energy products.  Chairman Donna Nelson of the Texas Public Utility Commission (PUC), former Texas Railroad Commission Chairman and Public Utility Commission Chairman Barry Smitherman, ERCOT president Bill Magness and others from across the nation will convene to guide and shape a high-level Energy Policy Roundtable. Cathy will serve on the leadership roundtable to provide perspective on the success of the competitive retail electric market in Texas.  Cathy's vast experience with the PUC has brought a new practice area to SDM.

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Scott Douglass & McConnico Announces Expansion of Public Utility Law Practice and Welcomes Catherine Webking to the Firm

SDM is excited to announce the expansion of our public utility law practice under the leadership of Catherine Webking, who has joined the firm as a partner. Catherine brings more than 25 years of experience and is highly rated by Chambers USA for Electricity Regulatory & Litigation. Catherine has a deep understanding of the Texas utility regulatory environment and its migration to competitive services in the relevant markets. The firm’s practice encompasses regulatory and litigation matters in areas involving electricity, telecommunications, water and natural gas. Catherine joins the SDM legacy of providing results-oriented advocacy for clients on regulations and compliance, rulemaking proceedings, contract negotiations, contested cases, rate cases, enforcement actions, complaints, litigation and appeals. Clients include retail electric providers (REPs), generators, commercial and industrial customers, transmission and distribution providers, cooperatives, water utilities, competitive telecommunications providers, real estate developers, and property owners.