As a member of Sutherland's Energy Practice Group, Mike Bradley aids the development (all phases of project development) and operation of energy infrastructure projects. Mike has worked for more than 30 years in both the government and private sector in the regulation-intense energy industry, and has headed negotiations on significant regulatory and commercial matters. Among his clients have been public utility regulatory bodies, unregulated affiliates of regulated utilities, independent power producers and other generators developing, financing and operating power projects.
Mike served as an assistant attorney general for the State of Georgia from 1982 to 1985, and operated under appointment as a special assistant attorney general from 1987 to 1991 after joining the private sector in 1985. Mike joined Sutherland in 2000, and then moved in-house to Calpine Corporation in 2004, serving as a senior vice president of Calpine Corporation and as president of its subsidiary, NewSouth Energy LLC. In the latter role, Mike oversaw the political, regulatory and commercial interests of Calpine's southeastern fleet of 7, 000 MWs of generating facilities. Regulatory and commercial efforts included responding to numerous RFPs for power supply, and crafting other commercial proposals to optimize the financial performance of Calpine's facilities across nine Southeastern states. He rejoined Sutherland in 2006.
Developed a competitive solicitation process for the siting and construction of a combined heat and power cogeneration facility.
Served as lead counsel for a regulatory body in major gas and electric rate case proceedings.
Represented an energy client in the development of a biomass facility in North Carolina.
Awards and Rankings
Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of public utility law (1992-2004) and energy regulatory law (2013-2017)
Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the area of energy and natural resources (2003-2004)
Named to the Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll (2012)