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Devin D. Parram

Devin Parram provides counsel to corporations, associations, utilities and municipalities on a wide range of energy and environmental issues. His practice focuses on litigating and processing cases before the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) and the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO). Devin advises clients on various utility matters, ranging from routine regulatory filings to complex rate cases. He has also represented competitive energy suppliers on matters before the PUCO, including advising suppliers regarding the PUCO’s consumer protection rules. Devin has negotiated favorable settlements on the behalf of competitive suppliers, which has resulted in the avoidance of substantial penalties for these suppliers and also improved these suppliers internal practices. Likewise, his experience includes providing effective legal advice regarding purchase power agreements and leasing arrangements, energy procurement agreements, utility management agreements, renewable energy resources, and energy efficiency and distributed generation options. Devin regularly represents the Ohio Hospital Association in electric cases before the PUCO and advises hospitals regarding ratemaking proceedings, energy efficiency, energy procurement, distributed energy resource opportunities, and all PUCO regulatory matters that potentially impact the unique needs of healthcare providers.

Devin previously served as an Assistant Attorney General with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office Public Utilities Section. In this role, he argued numerous cases in the Ohio Supreme Court regarding PUCO appeals. In addition, while serving as an Assistant AG, Devin represented PUCO staff in cases before the PUCO and OPSB. This representation involved electric, natural gas, water, pipeline safety and transportation cases as well as the siting of transmission lines, natural gas pipelines, electric substations, wind turbines and natural gas-fired power plants.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Chair, Bricker & Eckler Walker Link Leadership group
  • Bricker & Eckler Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • President, Capital Law African American Law Alumni Association
  • Board Member, Ohio Energy Project
  • Member, Public Utilities Committee, Ohio State Bar Association (former Chair)
  • Member, American Association of Blacks in Energy
  • Member, Ohio Gas Association, 2017-present

Presentations & Published Works

  • Moderator, "Public Utilities CLE: A Net-Metering Panel Discussion," Ohio State Bar Association Live CLE, May 2018
  • Presenter, "Buildings & Energy: Legal Complexities and Financing," Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio (AICUO), Buildings and Energy Symposium, March 2018
  • Speaker, "Review of Ohio's Recent Legislative Changes to Energy Efficiency Standards," Ohio State Bar Association Live CLE, March 2017

Bar Admissions & Activities

  • Admitted, State of Ohio, 2007

Education

  • Capital University Law School (J.D., Order of Curia), 2007