Christopher W. Flynn

Of Counsel
Chicago, IL P 312.251.3016v-card

Education

Boston University, J.D. (1984)

Kalamazoo College, B.A. (1981)


Admissions

Illinois

U.S District Court, N.D. Illinois

Chris has represented electric, gas, water, sewer and telecommunications firms throughout his 30 year career, appearing before both state and federal agencies. Prior to joining the Firm, Chris was a partner at Jones Day, where he was regularly rated among the top energy lawyers in the country. He was excited by the opportunity to move to the Firm, where he represents utility clients in a focused environment, in which all the lawyers share a common interest and expertise in utility regulation. 

Chris has been involved in a wide range of regulatory proceedings, including rate cases, reorganizations and mergers, transmission and other facility siting proceedings, regulatory investigations and audits, and rulemaking proceedings. He also has substantial experience in legislative matters and mergers and acquisitions. He has advised foreign investors on investing in U.S. utility assets and has spoken at various industry meetings in the U.S., Spain and Mexico. 

Rate Proceedings

  • More than 15 state electric and gas rate proceedings for subsidiaries of Ameren Corporation
  • Over a dozen state water and/or sewer rate proceedings for affiliates of American Water Works and Aqua Illinois
  • CenterPoint Energy LDCs state rate proceedings
  • Numerous annual reconciliation proceedings (FAC, PGA, and other riders)

Other Significant Regulatory Proceedings

  • Ameren participates in Illinois Commerce Commission electric power procurement plan proceeding
  • Numerous electric transmission and water and sewer utility certificate and siting cases

Significant Transactions

  • Ameren acquires CILCORP for $1.35 billion
  • Ameren receives antitrust and regulatory approvals for Illinois Power acquisition
  • Ameren undergoes internal reorganization
  • Central Illinois Public Service Company obtains federal and Illinois regulatory approvals to form holding company
  • CIPSCO merges with Union Electric, creating Ameren Corporation
  • Unicom merges with PECO, creating Exelon Corporation
  • Exelon transfers electric generating units to an unregulated subsidiary
  • Ameren subsidiaries transfer electric generating and transmission assets to affiliates

Legislative Milestones

  • $1 billion funding agreement between three Ameren Illinois utilities, Exelon, Midwest Generation and Dynegy which forms part of a rate relief package negotiated with the Illinois state legislature for consumers
  • Electric formula rate legislation