Peter Boucher chairs our Regulatory & Administrative and Government Affairs Practice Groups. Since becoming a member of Halloran & Sage in 1991, Peter has represented large commercial entities, municipalities and trade associations on a broad array of business law issues, including contract negotiation and interpretation, corporate governance, commercial litigation, environmental compliance, regulatory matters, and legislative relations. Peter has appeared on behalf of clients before the legislature, courts and executive branch agencies (including the Department of Public Utility Control and the Connecticut Siting Council), on a wide variety of legal matters and lobbying assignments.
Over the last several legislative sessions, Peter has represented interests which helped to shape the provisions of Public Act 98-28, a law which dramatically restructured the electric industry in Connecticut. He has presented comments on restructuring policy to the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities and to a number of other organizations.
Peter's regulatory practice is built upon his prior state government career, which included twelve years of service as Commissioner (and four as Chairman) at the State of Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control. In addition, Peter has the following experience: Council Member, Connecticut Siting Council, 1987-1991; First Vice President, 1990-1991, Chairman, Executive Committee 1990-1991, Chairman, Subcommittee on Gas Integrated Resource Planning, 1989-1991, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC); Member, Board of Directors, National Regulatory Research Institute, 1989-1991; Co-Chairman, Power Planning Committee, New England Governors Conference, Inc., 1990; President, New England Conference of Public Utility Commissioners, 1988-1989.
Connecticut Bar Association - Public Utility Section (Executive Committee)
Hartford County Bar Association
American Bar Association
Electric Industry Restructuring in Connecticut - Round Two
Hartford Business Journal, 01/26/2004