E. Glenn Rippie


E. Glenn RippieRooney Rippie & Ratnaswamy LLPLinkedin.Logo
350 W. Hubbard
Suite 600
Chicago, IL, 60654

Tel: (312) 447-2828
Fax: (312) 447-2899

Email: glenn.rippie@r3law.com
Web: www.r3law.com

E. Glenn Rippie is a founding partner at Rooney Rippie & Ratnaswamy LLP. Mr. Rippie is a member of the firm’s energy and infrastructure and litigation practice areas. His practice focuses on counseling energy clients in regulatory, operational, and commercial matters including strategic planning, and regulatory counseling and trial and appellate work.

Mr. Rippie has been consistently named a #1-rated energy lawyer in Illinois by Chambers USA, America’s Leading Business Lawyers, and is the only lawyer in Illinois to have been so rated for five straight years. He is cited by The Best Lawyers in America® and the Illinois Leading Lawyers Network® for his work in energy and administrative law, and was selected in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 as an Illinois Super Lawyers for energy work.

Mr. Rippie has served as lead counsel in the preparation and litigation of numerous electric and natural gas rate cases. He has also served as counsel in appeals related to utility rate cases.

Mr. Rippie was formerly a partner at Foley & Lardner LLP. He has been in practice for more than 30 years, focusing on wholesale and retail energy sales, including representing utilities in each of the recent general supply procurement proceedings in which Illinois electric utilities have been supplied with over $20 billion of electricity, capacity and related services.

Mr. Rippie is a member of the American Bar Association and its Public Utilities, Litigation, and Natural Resources, Energy & Environmental Law Sections, the Chicago Bar Association and its Energy, Telecommunications and Water law committee, and the Energy Bar Association.

Mr. Rippie received his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1985, where he was a Coker Fellow. He is also trained in economics and mathematical modeling, having received an A.B., with highest distinction, and an M.A. in mathematics and economics from Northwestern University in 1982.

Mr. Rippie is licensed in Illinois and admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

At R3, we know energy. Ranked as the top energy and natural resources firm in Illinois, Chambers USA refers to us as “a boutique powerhouse in the energy and natural resources market.” Though the core of our practice is energy regulation, policy and litigation, our attorneys have vast experience in virtually every aspect of the energy industry from upstream exploration and production to downstream electric distribution and planning. Our attorneys have equally expansive backgrounds, bringing a comprehensive history and understanding of legislation and regulatory economics that is “quite impressive” according to Chambers USA. Our attorneys have worked in the public and private sectors, including several who have served as counsel for the Illinois Commerce Commission, Illinois’ primary energy regulatory body, and one who has served as an administrative law judge for the same.

Our attorneys represent a broad consortium of clients, from Fortune-500 companies and global investment firms to public utilities, Alternative Retail Electric Suppliers, and pipeline carriers, to oil exploration and production companies and energy trade associations. Our representations encompass a wide range of issues, including regulatory, legislative and transactional, and before numerous bodies, including state public utility commissions, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), and other agencies, commissions and courts.

Ranked by Chambers USA as the top energy and natural resources firm in Illinois, Rooney Rippie & Ratnaswamy LLP (R3) assists clients in all phases of energy and infrastructure regulation, environmental and natural resources law, health and safety, and litigation. Pulling from our deep understanding of and commitment to the industries we serve, our attorneys work with clients on everything from regulatory strategy and risk management, business process issues, negotiations and stakeholder processes, corporate compliance, legislative advisement, and litigation before federal, state, and local courts and agencies.

Our mission is to deliver value. We also recognize that our mission must be to help our clients formulate their legal strategy and expeditiously achieve their business objectives. R3 was created in order to accomplish those goals in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible – to provide maximum value in client service to every client we serve. We achieve that by combining the skills and experience of our professionals with a nimble low-cost platform. Moreover, we seek to structure client representations in a manner that permits the real sharing of risks.

Glenn Rippie has “superb technical and practical skills,” according to clients. He counts a number of natural gas and electric industry companies among his clients.
Chambers USA, 2013