Mike Swiger represents a broad cross-section of entities with interests in energy and water development before federal agencies and the presidential administration, the U.S. Congress, and the federal courts. These include investor-owned utilities, state power authorities, municipal utilities, water agencies and irrigation districts, private developers, and others.
Mike has substantial experience on the full range of issues associated with major energy and water projects. He currently is involved in several major hydroelectric license proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). His litigation experience includes both appellate litigation before the U.S. Supreme Court and various U.S. courts of appeal, and agency trial-type proceedings. Mike also has been involved in numerous agency rulemakings and legislative policy matters relating to hydroelectric licensing.
Mike has served as Chair of the Renewable Energy & the Environment and the Hydroelectric Regulation Committees of the Energy Bar Association. He is active in various water and power trade associations and is a former Advisory Member of the Board of Directors of the National Hydropower Association. In 2005, he was named a Leading Energy Lawyer in the Washington, DC area by The Legal Times (Vol. XXVIII, No. 20). He has written and spoken extensively on regulatory and environmental issues affecting energy and water development, including his own personal blog, Dam Straight.
Yale Law School
A.B., summa cum laude, 1977
Energy and Environment Regulatory 2014
National Hydropower Association's Dr. Kenneth Henwood Lifetime Achievement Award
"Leading Energy Lawyer," Washington D.C. area, The Legal Times
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Energy Bar Association
Former Chair, Renewable Energy & Environment Committee
Former Chair, Hydroelectric Regulation Committee
National Hydropower Association
Former Advisor, Board of Directors