Ryan D. Ewing
Associate
(304) 353-8186
Office: Charleston
Energy
Business
Employment
Litigation
J.D. University of Pittsburgh
B.A. Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Licensure: WV
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Biography

Ryan’s practice focuses primarily on state and federal infrastructure development.  He regularly counsels both public and private utilities before the Public Service Commission of West Virginia, and he has experience with the funding and financing of infrastructure expansion projects.  Ryan has also represented clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission concerning interstate and intrastate natural gas transmission pipelines.

 

Ryan has a wide range of experience on the regulation and expansion of infrastructure on both a state and federal level, including: applications for a certificate of public convenience and necessity, base rate cases, pressure commitment obligations, firm capacity requirements, underground natural gas storage facilities, expedited recovery of infrastructure costs through rate base, pipeline replacement expansion programs, municipal appeal rate cases, earnings tests, depreciation rate cases, affiliated transaction cases, purchased gas adjustment proceedings, purchases and sales of public utilities, consolidation proceedings, and defense of customer complaints.

Work Experience

2016 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2015 Summer Associate, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Speaking Engagements

“The Regulation of Public Utilities”, The Thrasher Group (2018)

"The Congressional Review Act's Impact on the Regulated Community," Energy and Mineral Law Foundation (2017)

"Oil and Gas Regulatory Reform," West Virginia Chamber Environmental Conference (2017)

"Federal and State Air Quality Issues," Air and Waste Management Association (2017)

"Surface Water Regulation of West Virginia’s Logging Industry," West Virginia Forestry Association (2017)

“Jurisdictional Determinations and Due Process under the Clean Water Act, “ Energy and Mineral Law Foundation (2016)

Key Experience

Represented a private utility in its petition to receive expedited recovery of infrastructure costs through rate base before the Public Service Commission of West Virginia
Successfully defended a public utility’s multi-million dollar expansion of wastewater service on a matter of first impression before the Public Service Commission of West Virginia
Provided advice concerning: potential liability for farm-tap incidents; public utility direct investment in natural gas reserves; and rate base recovery for customer conversions due to abandonment

Memberships & Awards

Professional
Executive Editor, Pittsburgh Journal of Environmental and Public Health Law, 2015-2016
CALI Award, Mining Law
CALI Award, Urban Sprawl and the Law