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Andrew Kever // Member
p: 512-615-1201 | f: 512-615-1198 | akever@enochkever.com

Andy Kever

Andy Kever’s practice has focused on regulatory, legislative and corporate matters, primarily representing clients in the electric and communication industries. With over 40 years of extensive experience in regulatory, legislative and corporate matters, he has represented a variety of competitive electric and telecommunication interests as well as large regulated electric utilities, both investor owned and municipally owned. He represents clients before the courts, state and federal regulatory bodies, state legislatures, Congress and local governments.

Andy has been board certified in Administrative Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since that specialization was first recognized. Before helping found ENOCH KEVER, Andy was a shareholder in two other regional law firms, serving as managing partner of one and as head of the public law and alternative energy practices of the other.  He served five years as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of a facilities-based broadband communications corporation. Before entering private practice in Austin, Andy held senior positions in the Office of the Governor of Texas and the Office of the Attorney General of Texas after serving as counsel to a member of the Texas Senate.

Experience

  • Legal, regulatory and legislative counseling and strategic business planning, especially
    in areas of evolving competition
  • Legal, regulatory and transactional representation in complex restructurings, mergers
    and acquisitions, including governmental approvals
  • Representation of applicants as well as other affected parties in complex multi-party contested cases setting rates and seeking or opposing govenment permits and licenses in a wide range of matters
  • Negotiation of power plant purchase, energy management and operation agreements
  • Developing and executing legislative and regulatory strategies with special focus on the
    evolution of competitive markets
  • Representation of businesses and senior executives during government investigations
  • Representation of emerging technologies in energy and communications
  • Securing market entry authorization from governmental authorities
  • Negotiating right-of-way and franchise agreements
  • Negotiating strategic supply agreements for essential commodities
  • Advising clients on corporate governance

Presentation Topics

  • Multi-Jurisdictional Regulatory Compliance
  • Development of the Smart Grid
  • Broadband Over Powerlines (BPL): Technology, Law and Business
  • VoIP Services Update
  • Future Regulatory Treatment of IP Services
  • State Issued Cable and Video Franchisers: Texas as a Case Study (with Kristina Rollins)
  • Tips on Legislative Testifying and Ethical Lobbying
  • Hurdles to Achieving a Smart Grid
  • Electric Industry in Texas - various topics

Admitted to Practice

  • Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third and Tenth Circuits
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

Education

  • University of Texas School of Law
  • - Licensed, 1975
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • - B.A., 1973

Professional and Community Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Austin Bar Association (Administrative, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Business, Corporate and Tax Sections)
  • State Bar of Texas (Public Utility and Corporate Sections)
  • Federal Communication Bar Association

Awards and Recognition

  • 2016 Lawyer of the Year for Administrative and Regulatory Law, Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America, Administrative Law 2009-2016
  • Texas Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly, 2004, 2009-2016
  • Board Certified in Administrative Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Sustaining Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation