Administrative & Regulatory

Federal and state authorities scrutinize a wide range of actions of both private and public entities.  As government regulations and enforcement priorities shift or evolve, we help our clients avoid running afoul of penalties and reputational damage by advising them in a wide range of legal and public policy matters.  As regulatory scrutiny increases in scope and complexity, we offer our clients a trusted advisor to guide their regulatory compliance efforts.  And when necessary, our litigators zealously defend our clients in enforcement actions.

For businesses in heavily regulated industries, such as telecommunications and insurance, we offer guidance on compliance and reporting as well as, when necessary, litigation and administrative appeals around regulatory enforcement actions. We also partner with businesses and industry groups to work proactively on legislative strategy and the regulatory rulemaking process that guides government oversight of their conduct.

We handle regulatory and administrative proceedings before a wide range of regulatory agencies and administrative courts.  We have represented clients opposing rate increases proposed by various water and sewer companies as well as natural gas and electricity entities.  We have also represented various utilities and cable television companies in litigation matters, including class claims by customers, unfair competition claims, and service area disputes.  As these and other regulated industries continue to evolve, we provide legal assistance to help companies and consumers deal with current changes and anticipate future challenges.

Our attorneys also have an extensive record in representing clients on government law and public policy issues.  We offer advice to municipalities and to companies seeking to do business with local governments.  Included in this advocacy is representation on public policy statutes such as the Freedom of Information Act requests.

We have represented various utilities and cable television companies in litigation matters, including class claims by customers, unfair competition claims, and service area disputes.

We also work on behalf of entities and individuals seeking regulatory relief for certain licensing and permitting issues.  We advise clients from the earliest stages through the more formal agency hearings.

Robinson Gray assists our clients in meeting their policy and regulatory objectives by developing a comprehensive strategy and advocating our clients’ positions.  We believe that building a strong relationship with our clients is important in developing unique strategies that work for each individual client.

Representative Matters

  • Represented local governments in developing and implementing their redistricting of council districts.
  • Represented state agency as counsel on all aspects of the agency’s responsibilities.
  • Represented public officials and state agencies in state and federal court in constitutional litigation and class action lawsuits.
  • Defended lawyers, law firms, doctors, and hospitals in state and federal court in professional malpractice actions.
  • Represented life, accident, and health insurers in matters alleging wrongful denial of claims, bad faith, and illegal wagering contracts.

Kevin Bell

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Frank Ellerbe

P (803) 227-1112

Sarah Frierson

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Lisle Traywick

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Rob Tyson

P (803) 231-7838