Biography

Todd J. Griset is a partner with Preti Flaherty's Energy and Telecommunications practice group. He helps clients make critical decisions on energy and utilities matters. Todd’s clients range from startups to Fortune 500 companies, and include developers and owners of renewable and traditional energy projects. He also works with industrial and commercial energy consumers and trade associations. He advises clients on permitting and regulatory affairs, as well as transactions relating to infrastructure, manufacturing and energy assets.

Todd offers clients significant experience in commercial, regulatory and legislative settings. Combining an understanding of business and technology with the law, he advises clients on how to achieve their goals and maximize their opportunities in energy and other markets across the nation. He actively represents clients before federal and state regulatory agencies including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and state public utilities commission. Todd also advises clients on regional energy market design and operations in the ISO-New England, PJM, and other control areas. On behalf of his clients, he pursues grants, incentives, and other funding sources for energy and efficiency projects, and defends clients against regulatory enforcement actions.

Todd is a frequent author and speaker on energy issues. He authors the Energy Policy Update blog and has been published in a peer-reviewed law journal on renewable ocean energy. His writings appear regularly in publications including the Offshore Wind Wire and Electric Light & Power.

A Reading, Massachusetts native, Todd is a graduate of Phillips Academy and Dartmouth College, where he studied physics and French literature. Todd earned his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2002. Todd also earned a master's degree in environmental studies from the University of Pennsylvania, where he examined the relationship between legal regimes and environmental contamination in the Arctic. He is fluent in both continental and Quebecois French. Todd has practiced with Preti Flaherty since 2002.

Professional Activities

  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Tide Mill Institute (TMI)

  • Solar Energy Association of Maine (SEAM)

  • Northeast Energy Commerce Association (NECA)

  • Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance (MMSA)

Honors & Recognition

  • Listed in Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers for Business
  • Listed in the Woodward/White's The Best Lawyers in America for Environmental Law
  • JD Supra Readers' Choice Awards
    • Top Author - Energy Industry and Utilities Sector, 2016 & 2017 

Firm Highlights

Press Coverage

Maine State Police May Be Spying on You

Police and governments are increasingly turning to new tracking and monitoring methods in their efforts to prevent and record evidence of crimes. A Portland Press Herald investigation examines these expanding law enforcement abilities and the...

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2020 Employment Law Series: A Legislative Update for HR Professionals

For more than 25 years, Preti Flaherty's Employment Law Group has been keeping clients, business partners, and friends up to date on recent developments in employment law. Join us as we continue that tradition...

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Benchmark Litigation Names Preti Flaherty 2020 “Maine Firm of the Year”

Benchmark Litigation has named Preti Flaherty as 2020 Litigation Firm of the Year in the State of Maine. The Benchmark Awards honor distinguished litigators and law firms in all 50 states and 10 practice...

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Preti Flaherty Welcomes Attorneys James W. Beers, Jr., and Alan E. Topalian to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce the arrival of two new attorneys: James W. Beers, Jr., and Alan E. Topalian. James joins the Environmental Practice Group as a Director and will work from the...

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Maine Workers' Comp Alert: WCB Announces New Nature and Cause of Injury Codes and FAQ for COVID-19

New Nature & Cause of Injury Codes The Maine Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) has updated the Injury Description Tables that are used by the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) to...

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Attorney Betsy E. Wakefield Joins Preti Flaherty’s Business Law Group

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that Betsy E. Wakefield has joined the firm. Betsy will practice with the Business Law Group from the firm’s Portland office, where she will be counseling banking and...

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EPA Announces Temporary Relaxation of Certain Environmental Compliance and Monitoring Obligations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Citing potential worker shortages and social distancing and travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, on Thursday, March 26, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it would exercise enforcement discretion and temporarily...

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NH Gov. Sununu Issues Stay-At-Home Order - Construction Considered Essential Industry

Yesterday, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu issued an emergency order shuttering all non-essential businesses in the state effective today. This morning, the governor's office released a list of...

Press Coverage

Maine - Waterville Coronavirus Panel Illegally Met in Secret

A Waterville City Council coronavirus subcommittee formed in response to the outbreak has been accused of illegally meeting in secret, denying public access to its deliberations, and making unlawful decisions. Extended Coverage: Virus Concerns Lead to 'Public' Meetings Without...

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6th Circ. Says Auto Parts Co. Can't Arbitrate Price-Fixing Suit

On February 24, a three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Michigan district court's January 2019 decision that KYB Corp. can't force a suit accusing it of conspiring with other auto parts...