EI News and Notes

Simona Andrei Joins EI

Simona Andrei recently joined EI’s Tallahassee, Florida office. Dr. Andrei provides expertise in matters involving disparate impact in employment practices, wage and hour compliance, and the calculation of potential economic exposure in labor and employment matters. Dr. Andrei earned her Ph.D. degree from the University of Maryland.

Spring 2019 Utility of the Future Rates Group (UFRG) Meeting Held

The Spring 2019 Utility of the Future Rates Group (UFRG) meeting was successfully held in Redondo Beach, CA, on May 30-31, 2019. Utility directors and managers from private and publicly-owned utilities across several regions of the United States and Canada met to discuss critical issues and innovative approaches related to electricity rates and programs for Distributed Energy Resources. EI’s Senior Vice President Amparo Nieto directs the UFRG. The next UFRG meeting will be held in the Fall. For more information about the group please visit https://ei.com/utility-future-rates-group/.

Global Competition Review Selects Five EI Economists for Inclusion in the International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers and Economists 2019

Corporate Vice President and Principal David A. Argue, Senior Vice President Lona Fowdur, Senior Vice President Paul E. Godek, Special Consultant and Director William C. Myslinski, and Principal Philip B. Nelson are included in the latest edition of The International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers and Economists 2019. Economists are selected for inclusion based on Global Competition Review’s independent surveys of general counsels and private practice lawyers worldwide.

Third Circuit Affirms Judgment for Argos

The Third Circuit affirmed a district court ruling in favor of Argos USA in a Robinson-Patman case brought by Spartan Concrete Products. EI Chairman Barry C. Harris was the economic expert for Argos in the federal court case. EI Special Consultant Kent Mikkelson and EI Senior Vice President Lona Fowdur worked with Dr. Harris.