Carol Holahan to Present at Suffolk University’s Center for Advanced Legal Studies on the Evolving Energy Landscape

On April 17, 2014, Carol Holahan, an attorney in McLane’s Energy practice, will join the panel of the Suffolk University’s Center for Advanced Legal Studies on the Evolving Energy Landscape. Carol’s presentation addresses the role of natural gas in the regional market; the risks and benefits of our regional reliance on natural gas, and recent developments in the LNG and CNG markets.
The event will be held from 4:00 PM – 7:30 pm at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts.


The New England energy industry is evolving. There is no denying the fact that state and federal energy policies coupled with large-scale natural gas and hydro located on New England’s doorstep, have resulted in unprecedented change to the energy industry. In this program, energy and environmental attorneys as well as those engaged and interested in energy related issues will learn about the implications that policies have on generation and transmission development, energy efficiency, siting, and customer costs.
The conference will spotlight the drivers that have resulted in the addition of wind, renewable and natural-gas fired generation in New England and will look at opportunities and challenges associated with developing these resources. Practitioners from throughout the region will specifically discuss infrastructure and siting challenges.
The conference faculty includes:

Michael S. Giaimo, Esq., Program Chair | External Affairs, ISO-New England
Professor Steven Ferrey | Suffolk University Law School
Susan S. Geiger, Esq. | Orr & Reno, P.A.
Carol J. Holahan, Esq. | McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton
James W. Hunt, Esq. | VP Regulatory Affairs & Community Relations, Northeast Utilities
Michael J. Iacopino, Esq. | Brennan, Caron, Lenehan & Iacopino
John J. Keene, Esq. | Senior Counsel and Director , First Wind
Michael J. Koehler, Esq. | Keegan Werlin, LLP
Gina McCarthy, Administrator | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Scott J. Mueller, Esq. | Law Offices of Scott J. Mueller, Sudbury
Robert A. Rio, Esq. | Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, Associated Industries of MA
Jaime Tosches, Esq. | Assistant Attorney General, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office

Carol has more than 25 years of combined experience in both the public and private sectors, and regularly appears before state administrative agencies in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Carol’s practice areas include the representation of gas, electric, steam and water utilities in a variety of regulatory proceedings, including energy efficiency dockets, telecommunications and government relations. She is Co-Chair of the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Telecommunications, Energy and Utility Law Section.

Prior to joining the McLane Law Firm, Carol served for 12 years as the State of New Hampshire’s Director of the Office of Legislative Services and as the Assistant Commissioner of New Hampshire’s Department of Administrative Services. In her combined 16 years of service with the State, Carol developed extensive experience with budgeting, procurement and policy development.

Carol received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and her J.D., magna cum laude, from Suffolk University. At Suffolk, Carol served as Comment Editor on Suffolk’s Law Review and was a member of Suffolk’s National Moot Court Team. Immediately following her graduation from Suffolk, she served as a judicial law clerk at the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

Carol may be reached in McLane’s TradeCenter 128 Massachusetts office at (781) 904-2684 or at

About the McLane Law Firm

Founded in 1919, the McLane Law Firm is the largest full-service law firm in the state of New Hampshire, with offices in Manchester, Concord and Portsmouth, as well as Woburn, Massachusetts. Driven by the firm’s depth of sophisticated legal expertise and an unwavering commitment to client service, McLane has built collaborative and lasting relationships with a broad spectrum of domestic and international clients.

McLane’s Energy group has been serving clients for more than 80 years in utility regulation, energy facility siting and permitting, corporate and transactional work, project finance, contracting and construction, environmental compliance, and administrative litigation before various state agencies. The Firm’s clients include prominent regulated utilities, banks, investors, developers and independent power producers.