Alan practices with the firm's Energy and Telecommunications Practice Group from the Boston, Massachusetts, office, where he advises clients such as lenders, purchasers, and utilities on energy project development; provides representation before state and federal administrative and regulatory agencies; and guides preparation and execution of permit and license applications, energy contracts, and transactions.

As former counsel for the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, Alan represented the DPU in FERC proceedings involving regulation, design, and operation of the New England wholesale electricity markets, transmission rates, and transmission planning; drafted FERC-related filings; and performed research and analysis of federal and ISO-NE issues to provide recommendations for DPU positions and actions to all levels of the executive branch. He served as secretary to the Pilgrim Nuclear Decommissioning Advisory Panel and as hearing officer on long-term contract proceedings for offshore wind and Canadian hydroelectricity.

Alan is a graduate of the George Washington University Law School, where he was managing editor for the George Washington Journal of Energy & Environmental Law and a member of the Environmental Law Society. He has held internships with the U.S. Department of Energy in the Office of General Counsel and with the Hon. Wendell P. Gardner, Jr., of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Prior to law school, Alan was a litigation legal assistant at one of the top law firms in the United States.

Alan lives in Charlestown, Massachusetts.

Professional Activities

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Energy Bar Association

Firm Highlights


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Press Coverage

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