RICHARD R. HUFFMAN
1943 - 2005
Richard R. Huffman was involved with
utility law for over thirty years. After serving as a Captain
for the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps, he began work
in 1973 as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Anchorage.
In that capacity, he represented Anchorage Water Utility, Anchorage
Telephone Utility, and Municipal Light & Power in both regulatory
and employment law issues. After leaving the City Attorney's Office
in 1975, he continued to represent Anchorage Water Utility in
regulatory matters and the Municipality of Anchorage in employment
matters and was appointed to the Board of Commissioners for Municipal
Light & Power. Mr. Huffman represented a broad spectrum of
businesses, including both telephone and electric utilities throughout
the state, with a particular emphasis in employment law. He regularly
appeared in both state and federal courts and practiced extensively
before state and federal administrative agencies such as the EEOC,
NLRB, and U.S. Department of Labor on employment matters.
In June 2005, Richard Huffman, a founding
partner of the firm, died while on a kayaking trip in the Arctic
National Wildlife Refuge. Mr. Huffman's name remains in the firm's
name and on its letterhead in honor of his memory and the profound
influence he had on his colleagues and clients at the firm.