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   3E. Glenn RippieChicago(312) 923-2610grippie@jenner.comgrippie@jenner.comJenner & Block LLPjenner.comjenner.comrippieglenn.jpgEnergy LawFederal Regulatory LawGovernmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative LawPublic Utilities Law: Gas/Water/Electric
E. Glenn
Jenner & Block LLP
353 N Clark St
Chicago IL 60654-3456
Ph.(312) 923-2610 
Recommended by peers in:
Energy Law
Federal Regulatory Law
Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative Law
Public Utilities Law: Gas/Water/Electric
Advisory Board Member
County:  Cook
Practice Description:  
Glenn Rippie has more than three decades of experience. He counsels electric and gas industry clients on their most important strategic, regulatory, operational and financial commercial matters, and litigates disputed energy issues before state and federal agencies, and trial and appellate courts.

Mr. Rippie represents energy industry clients with significant regulatory matters. He has worked with electric and gas industry clients to establish and revise their rates and regulated service revenues, and to develop and implement innovative rate designs and structures including formula, incentive and performance-linked rates. Mr. Rippie also assists clients with legal and regulatory aspects of the planning, operation, reliability and performance of their systems, including investigations into the prudence of operations and investments as well as in siting, securing regulatory approval for, and successfully constructing new electric and gas facilities. He has acted as counsel in regulatory matters relating to financing energy investments and businesses, including through securitized debt, and in the purchase and sale of energy assets and businesses. He has also represented clients in procuring energy and capacity, and in the interconnection and procurement of specific categories of resources as well as assisting significant users of power, including with their purchase of energy and generation assets.

Mr. Rippie provides counsel to senior management on proactive policies and strategies for a rapidly evolving technological, economic, regulatory and legal environment. He has helped clients overcome regulatory, legal and public policy challenges, and implement forward-looking strategies in areas and on topics ranging from open access in the 1990s through AMI, Smart Grid, DER, microgrids,and storage, and incentive and alternative ratemaking.

Before joining Jenner & Block LLP, Mr. Rippie was a founding partner of a top-tier Chambers-ranked boutique firm that concentrated on energy and infrastructure matters. He has also been seconded to an energy sector client where he served in both senior regulatory and electric transmission roles.

Bar Admissions:  
U.S. District Court
  Northern District of Illinois
  Central Districts of Illinois
7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. Supreme Court

Year of Birth:  1960

Law School:  Yale Law School, J.D., 1985

Law School Honors/Involvement:  Coker Fellow

Graduate School:  Northwestern University, M.A., mathematics and economics, 1982

Undergraduate School:  Northwestern University, A.B., mathematics and economics

Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement:  Highest disctinction

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
American Bar Association
  Litigation Section   Natural Resources Section   Energy & Environmental Law Section   Public Utilities Section
  Energy Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
  Public Utilities Committee

Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
  • Consistently named a #1-rated energy lawyer in Illinois by Chambers USA - America's Leading Business Lawyers (2004-2007). He is the only lawyer in the state to have this four-year record.
  • The Best Lawyers in America®
  • 2007 Illinois "Super Lawyer" by Law & Politics Media, Inc. for his energy work

Firm Description:  
Founded in 1914, Jenner & Block is a law firm of international reach with more than 500 lawyers. Our firm has been widely recognized for producing outstanding results in corporate transactions and securing significant litigation victories from the trial level through the United States Supreme Court. Companies and individuals around the world trust Jenner & Block with their most sensitive and consequential matters. Our clients range from the top ranks of the Fortune 500, large privately held corporations and financial services institutions to emerging companies, family-run businesses and individuals.

We have earned our reputation as a litigation powerhouse. The 400 lawyers in our nationally recognized litigation department have won impressive victories in complex and challenging cases in a broad range of substantive areas of law and across a wide variety of industries, before federal, state and administrative courts and in arbitrations. We have achieved landmark rulings on behalf of clients in matters before the United States Supreme Court — our appellate advocates have presented 21 oral arguments to the Court in the last 10 terms, and we also have an extensive amicus practice.

Lawyers in our transactional practices represent international and domestic clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances and dispositions of businesses. We also regularly advise clients regarding public and private securities offerings and financings and in areas such as real estate, tax, environmental, insurance, commercial law, technology, intellectual property, bankruptcy and reorganization, labor and employment, executive compensation, government contracts, health care and associations.

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