Administrative and Regulatory Practice
Fellers Snider represents clients before a number of regulatory agencies in connection with a wide variety of matters. Our firm has extensive experience in utility regulation for natural gas, electricity and telecommunications companies, and has participated in a number of proceedings relating to utility rates and tariffs, operations, wholesale and retail service, terms and conditions of service, rulemaking and fuel and power purchase contracts. We also have substantial experience in the regulation of oil and gas production, environmental regulation and competitive bidding for government purchasing and service contracts. Related aspects of this practice include representing clients in administrative proceedings, negotiating with administrative agencies, determining the applicability of regulatory requirements to a client's particular facilities or operations, advising clients how to structure their activities to avoid costly regulatory compliance disputes and assisting clients in proactively participating in legislative proceedings with respect to proposed enactments and rulemakings which may impact their operations.
We further have extensive experience representing clients before the Alcohol Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission, the Oklahoma Healthcare Authority, the Oklahoma Department of Health, the Oklahoma Board of Pharmacies, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, the Oklahoma Ethics Commission, and the Oklahoma Department of Insurance. Also, we regularly interact on behalf of our clients with the Oklahoma Legislature, the offices of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General and the Secretary of State.