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Andrew Kever

Andy Kever brings to his clients broad experience in regulatory, legislative, and corporate matters. For many years he has been recognized as a leading advocate and counselor for the electric and communication industries. For over 40 years, he has represented a variety of competitive and regulated electric and telecommunication interests, including large regulated electric utilities. Andy is routinely recognized by his peers for his expertise in administrative and regulatory law. He 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.

Email: akever@enochkever.com
Phone: (512) 615-1201‬

Professional Background

Publications & Presentations

Professional & Community Activities

Professional Background

Experience

  • Counsels clients on legal, regulatory, and legislative issues and strategic business planning, especially in areas of evolving competition
  • Represents clients in legal, regulatory, and transactional matters involving complex restructurings and mergers and acquisitions, including governmental approvals
  • Represents applicants as well as other affected parties in complex multi-party contested cases involving setting rates and seeking or opposing government permits and licenses in a wide range of matters
  • Negotiates power plant purchase, energy management, and operation agreements
  • Develops and executes legislative and regulatory strategies 
  • Represents businesses and senior executives during government investigations
  • Represents emerging technologies in energy and communications
  • Secures market entry authorization from governmental authorities
  • Negotiates right-of-way and franchise agreements
  • Negotiates strategic supply agreements for essential commodities
  • Advises clients on corporate governance

Awards & Recognition

  • Board Certified in Administrative Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Best Lawyers in America, Administrative/Regulatory Law, 2009-2020
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Administrative Law, 2004, 2009–2019
  • Ranked: Chambers USA, Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation (Electricity) – Texas, 2017-2019
  • Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year for Administrative and Regulatory Law, 2016
  • Sustaining Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation

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, Austin, Texas
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas

Publications & Presentations

  • 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)

Professional & Community Activities

  • State Bar of Texas 
    - Administrative & Public Law Section
    - Corporate Counsel Section
    - Environmental & Natural Resources Section
    - Government Law Section
    - Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Section
    - Public Utility Law Section
  • Austin Bar Association
    - Administrative Law Section
    - Business, Corporate & Tax Section
  • American Bar Association
    - Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice Section
    - Health Law Section
    - Infrastructure & Regulated Industries Section
  • Federal Communication Bar Association