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Chambers Global 2023 Guide Recognizes Balch & Bingham as Leading Firm; Nuclear Energy & Electricity Practices Named Among the Best Globally

Balch & Bingham is pleased to announce that its Energy Practice and attorneys are once again recognized by Chambers & Partners as leaders in the Chambers Global 2023 Guide.

For the fifth consecutive year, Balch is ranked for USA Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation) and also recognized for USA Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation). Additionally, six attorneys are ranked individually as global leaders in their respective practice areas. 

Chambers Global identifies the top law firms and lawyers in more than 200 jurisdictions across the world. Published annually, Chambers rankings are based on rigorous independent research, assessing firms on client service, depth of team, diligence, value and technical legal ability. Thousands of in-depth interviews with clients and lawyers are conducted in the evaluation process.  

In its 2023 Guide, Chambers Global quotes one client as saying, “The team is fantastic. One of their biggest strengths is depth of experience and responsiveness. Whatever the issue is they are always ready, willing and able.” Another Balch client said, "The firm has a tremendous team of lawyers and no assignment is too difficult."


USA Energy: Nuclear (Regulatory & Litigation):

  • Leslie Garrett Allen
  • Stan Blanton 
  • Peter LeJeune 
  • Alan Lovett

USA Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation):

  • David Martin Connelly
  • Lyle Larson 


Balch is one of the leading firms in the world in the nuclear arena. The firm has been deeply involved in the nuclear power industry in the United States and Europe, representing businesses in the development of new nuclear facilities, including licensing and equipment procurement, as well as in a variety of traditional licensing, enforcement and rulemaking proceedings before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Our attorneys frequently appear before other federal and state agencies and courts in proceedings critical to the nuclear industry. We also provide counsel regarding the myriad of issues that confront participants in this complex industry.

In the electricity arena, Balch represents clients across the full spectrum of industry investors and participants, ranging from investor- and publicly-owned electric utilities, investment funds, independent power producers and renewable and energy storage projects, and trade associations.  Balch’s electricity regulation and litigation practice is national in scope and includes high stakes federal and state regulatory proceedings and investigations, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance and policy formation, virtual PPAs, interconnection and shared facility arrangements, joint-use arrangements, fuel and services contracts and labor relations. Our attorneys include some of the industry’s leading practitioners before state and federal courts, state public utility commissions, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Commodities Futures and Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Moreover, the firm is frequently engaged by global electricity sector investors and participants to advise on emerging issues and associated strategies.