|PAUL J. JONES
Regulatory, Contractual, and Corporate Law
Telephone: (907) 277-1604
Fax: (907) 276-2493
Paul J. Jones joined the firm as an associate attorney in October of 2003.
His practice focuses primarily on regulatory, contractual, and corporate law
matters for regulated and unregulated electric and telephone utilities,
including municipal, cooperative, and investor owned utilities. He has
assisted and represented public utilities in all phases of the regulatory
process before the Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA), including
compliance with statutes, regulations, and RCA precedent; regulatory
strategy; preparation of applications, tariff filings, and rate studies;
adjudicatory litigation; and appellate practice. Mr. Jones as substantial
experience with electric utility rate making, rate case preparation and
litigation, certification and service area matters, power sales agreements,
electric utility acquisition, hydropower licensing, utility loan
documentation, petroleum production taxation, and competitive procurement of
utility services. He has represented Alaska utilities in Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission proceedings regarding Qualifying Facility status under
PURPA; in Superior and Supreme Court appeals regarding joint use of electric
transmission facilities; in Alaska Superior Court appeals regarding the
competitive provision of local exchange telecommunications service and
regarding electric utility rate proceedings; in Alaska Department of Revenue
appeal proceedings regarding petroleum production tax credits; and before
State and Federal Courts regarding the antitrust implications of fuel
supplier mergers. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Jones' experience includes
four years in private practice, focusing on employment and commercial
litigation, and five years as an Assistant Municipal Attorney in Anchorage.
Mr. Jones is admitted to practice before
all state and federal courts in Alaska.
Mr. Jones graduated from Brown University
with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1985. He received
his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Oregon in 1994. Mr.
Jones was valedictorian of his law school class and served as
managing editor of the Oregon Law Review. He was admitted
to the bar in Alaska in 1994.