Monday, August 20, 2007

Seeking Information On Entergy's Hired Legal Guns

As we prepare our contentions, and Petition to Intervene, it is obvious that odd's suggest we will be doing battle with Entergy's hired legal guns over at Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw, Pittman, LLP. Further, our guess is we'll face former NRC INSIDER David R. Lewis. We are looking for information on the law firm, and it's Nuclear TOP GUN, David R. Lewis. Examples of their filings, any dirt that might be out there, complaints against the attorney, or the law firm that have been filed. Send your information to

Company Contact, and information on David R. Lewis from the internet:

Mr. David R. Lewis
Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw, Pittman, LLP
2300 N Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20037-1128
David R. Lewis home

Mr. Lewis is a partner in Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman's energy group. Prior to joining Pillsbury, he worked under an honors program as an attorney-advisor to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Atomic Safety and Licensing Board in 1982-83.

Mr. Lewis has been involved in numerous initial licensing, license amendment, restart, license renewal, decommissioning, enforcement and whistleblower proceedings. In these proceedings, he has successfully represented his clients in the full range of issues associated with the siting, operation, economics, environmental impact and decommissioning of nuclear units. Mr. Lewis is the leading practitioner in nuclear plant license renewal. He represented Baltimore Gas & Electric Company in the first application for renewal of an operating license for a commercial nuclear plant, and has assisted numerous other utilities with their license renewal efforts. He is a member of the Nuclear Energy Institute's (NEI) License Renewal Working Group and the author of the Report on the Renewal of Nuclear Power Plant Operating Licenses for the Committee on Nuclear Technology and Law of the Association of the City of New York.

Mr. Lewis has also been involved in reactor design certifications and is on the leading edge of new plant licensing work, assisting with the development of an early site permit application and proposals for combined construction permit and operating licenses. He is a member of NEI's COL Task Force and Financial Issues Task Force.

Mr. Lewis has been extensively involved in nuclear business and organizational transactions. He has represented numerous clients in the sale or acquisition of nuclear plants, in sale-leaseback transactions, in the formation of operating companies, and in approvals related to the formation of holding companies, mergers, spin-offs, and electric utility deregulation.

Mr. Lewis has considerable experience assisting contractors of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on nuclear matters. He is the author of "An Industry Perspective on the External Regulation of DOE Facilities" and has advised on space nuclear applications.

Mr. Lewis was recently acknowledged as a leading Energy/Nuclear lawyer for the District of Columbia in the third edition of CHAMBERS USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for 2005-2006.

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