EI Principal John R. Morris Leads EI team representing FirstEnergy Corp and Allegheny Energy Inc in Their Recent Merger.

The Department of Justice has completed its review of the companies’ proposed merger and has closed its investigation.  Dr. Morris represented both companies in their respective filings.  Dr. Morris leads the energy practice at EI and has consulted on several merger filings at the Department of Justice, the Federal Regulatory Commission and other antitrust agencies.  Dr. Morris’s team at EI included EI Senior Vice President, Richard Shin and EI Senior Economists Lona Fowdur, Allison Holt, Su Sun, Gale Mosteller and Carol Miu.  FirstEnergy Corp was represented by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and Allegheny Energy Inc was represented by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.