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Biography

Eric is a Director and an attorney in the Firm’s Government Relations and Compliance Practice Group, Clean Energy Practice Group, and Healthcare Practice Group. He represents clients in proceedings before a range of governmental agencies. He serves as prosecutor for the Oklahoma Construction Industries Board, and also frequently practices before the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. Eric’s utility regulation experience includes representing public utilities and other stakeholders in rate cases, merger/acquisition applications, applications for certificates of authority, and rulemakings.

Prior to joining Phillips Murrah, Eric served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Office of the Oklahoma Attorney General, and as legal counsel at both the Corporation Commission and the Tax Commission. Eric also served low-income Oklahomans at Legal Aid in Lawton, Oklahoma, and spent two years clerking for the state trial courts of Vermont.

Eric received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School where he was managing editor of the Michigan Journal of Race & Law. He received his undergraduate degree from Oklahoma State University where he was named the Political Science Department’s “Outstanding Senior.” Recognized by his peers as a “Best Lawyer in America” for 2021, Eric is an alum of Leadership Oklahoma City and the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Leadership Academy. He is also a past board member of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division.

Born and raised in Stillwater, Oklahoma, Eric now lives in Oklahoma City with his wife, Nadine, and their sons, Nathan and Zac. He enjoys music, hiking, PBS NewsHour, and OSU football.

Education

  • Oklahoma State University (B.S., 2005, summa cum laude)
  • University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 2008)

Admissions

  • 2008, Oklahoma

Professional Organizations

  • Oklahoma Bar Association

Experience

  • Represent public utilities, independent power producers, electric transmission companies, large industrial electric consumers, and other stakeholders in proceedings before the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. Industries represented include telecommunications, electric, gas, and water.
  • Counsel utility-scale renewable energy developers on regulatory matters including the Oklahoma Wind Energy Development Act, the Exploration Rights Act, and tax.
  • Serve as prosecutor for the Oklahoma Construction Industries Board.
  • Counsel clients as to Oklahoma’s Open Records Act, Open Meetings Act, and Administrative Procedures Act, as well as Oklahoma’s professional licensure and competitive bidding laws.
  • Represent healthcare providers in regulatory matters including payment audits by Unified Program Integrity Contractors (UPIC) through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
  • Defend final orders of governmental bodies in district court.
  • Advise distributed electric generation companies including rooftop solar installers as to utility tariffs, the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act, and Oklahoma’s Retail Electric Supplier Certified Territory Act.

Recognition

  • Best Lawyers®: Government Relations Practice (2023-present)
  • Best Lawyers®: Administrative/Regulatory Law (2022-present)
  • Best Lawyers®: Energy Regulatory Law (2021-present)

Publications

Eric is a Director and an attorney in the Firm’s Government Relations and Compliance Practice Group, Clean Energy Practice Group, and Healthcare Practice Group. He represents clients in proceedings before a range of governmental agencies. He serves as prosecutor for the Oklahoma Construction Industries Board, and also frequently practices before the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. Eric’s utility regulation experience includes representing public utilities and other stakeholders in rate cases, merger/acquisition applications, applications for certificates of authority, and rulemakings.

Prior to joining Phillips Murrah, Eric served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Office of the Oklahoma Attorney General, and as legal counsel at both the Corporation Commission and the Tax Commission. Eric also served low-income Oklahomans at Legal Aid in Lawton, Oklahoma, and spent two years clerking for the state trial courts of Vermont.

Eric received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School where he was managing editor of the Michigan Journal of Race & Law. He received his undergraduate degree from Oklahoma State University where he was named the Political Science Department’s “Outstanding Senior.” Recognized by his peers as a “Best Lawyer in America” for 2021, Eric is an alum of Leadership Oklahoma City and the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Leadership Academy. He is also a past board member of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division.

Born and raised in Stillwater, Oklahoma, Eric now lives in Oklahoma City with his wife, Nadine, and their sons, Nathan and Zac. He enjoys music, hiking, PBS NewsHour, and OSU football.

  • Oklahoma State University (B.S., 2005, summa cum laude)
  • University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 2008)
  • 2008, Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Represent public utilities, independent power producers, electric transmission companies, large industrial electric consumers, and other stakeholders in proceedings before the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. Industries represented include telecommunications, electric, gas, and water.
  • Counsel utility-scale renewable energy developers on regulatory matters including the Oklahoma Wind Energy Development Act, the Exploration Rights Act, and tax.
  • Serve as prosecutor for the Oklahoma Construction Industries Board.
  • Counsel clients as to Oklahoma’s Open Records Act, Open Meetings Act, and Administrative Procedures Act, as well as Oklahoma’s professional licensure and competitive bidding laws.
  • Represent healthcare providers in regulatory matters including payment audits by Unified Program Integrity Contractors (UPIC) through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
  • Defend final orders of governmental bodies in district court.
  • Advise distributed electric generation companies including rooftop solar installers as to utility tariffs, the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act, and Oklahoma’s Retail Electric Supplier Certified Territory Act.
  • Best Lawyers®: Government Relations Practice (2023-present)
  • Best Lawyers®: Administrative/Regulatory Law (2022-present)
  • Best Lawyers®: Energy Regulatory Law (2021-present)

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