Significant experience before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is a primary strength of HMS™ regulatory practice.


Representation in compliance and enforcement, litigation and investigation by state and federal environmental agencies is a large segment of HMS' regulatory practice, with a particular emphasis on water and waste water matters.


HMS administrative agency practice brings us before a variety of state and federal administrative agencies, where we assist clients in meeting specific business goals.


HMS acts as solicitor and special counsel to a variety of municipalities and authorities on issues ranging from procurement to environmental law.

HMS counsels insurance entities in regulatory compliance matters and is their advocate in dealings with state regulators and in administrative and civil disputes.


HMS diverse appellate practice includes frequent appearances in the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania's appellate and original jurisdiction, where challenges to regulatory actions typically are litigated.

A concentration on regulatory practice

In assisting clients affected by government regulation, there is no substitute for experience and integrity. Lawyers and decision makers at the agencies that regulate our clients know us, both as hardworking colleagues and principled adversaries. Many HMS lawyers have worked in government in the past. We understand regulators concerns. We also seek to understand our clients businesses, which enables us to provide useful strategic advice, effective representation in litigation and appeals, and practical assistance in resolving enforcement matters and disputes. Our goal as lawyers is to help our clients meet their business goals effectively, efficiently, and at the lowest cost.

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