David A. Fitzgerald counsels municipal electric system and rural electric cooperative clients with respect to regulatory, transactional, litigation and legislative matters. He has extensive experience advising clients on power purchases from the federal government and has advised clients served by each of the federal Power Marketing Administrations. His litigation experience has included challenges of Federal Agency actions in appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C., Ninth and Eleventh Circuits. David also coordinates lobbying registration activities for clients requiring registration under the Lobbying Disclosure Act.
He is based out of the Washington, D.C. office, but resides in Seattle, Washington.
Before joining Schiff Hardin, David was a partner at Sullivan & Worcester LLP. Earlier, he was an associate with Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand.
His experience also includes over six years working on Capitol Hill. During that time, he was on the staff for Senator Howard M. Metzenbaum (D-Ohio) and focused on a variety of issues including the Energy Policy Act of 1992. He also staffed Senator Metzenbaum on the Environment and Public Works Committee and the Labor and Human Resources Committee.
David is past contributor to the American Bar Association Annual Report of the Public Utility, Communications, and Transportation Section and is currently an Articles Editor for the Energy Law Journal.