Areas of Practice
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1979, Topics Editor, American Criminal Law Review
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., Economics, cum laude, 1976
Bar & Court Admissions
  • District of Columbia

David B. Raskin

1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20036
TEL: +1 202 429 6254
FAX: +1 202 429 3902

Dave Raskin is a partner in Steptoe's Washington office, where he practices in the electric power industry.  He has represented electric clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for 30 years in cases involving mergers and acquisitions, generation and transmission projects, industry restructuring, wholesale electric and transmission service pricing, transmission access, wholesale market rules in organized (RTO) markets and elsewhere, contract disputes, fuel procurement practices, antitrust issues, and stranded investment.  Mr. Raskin regularly advises clients on compliance matters relating to FERC rules and regulations.  He has been lead trial counsel in dozens of FERC proceedings.

Mr. Raskin has also negotiated and helped structure numerous complex bulk power and transmission service transactions and joint projects to construct and operate transmission lines and generating facilities.  He regularly advises clients on the regulatory and commercial aspects of transactions involving the sale and delivery of electric power and on issues associated with the restructuring of the electric utility industry.  Mr. Raskin has also represented clients in proceedings before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission concerning the licensing and operation of nuclear power plants.

Mr. Raskin recently has been advising clients with respect to investments in major new transmission projects and has been counsel to the developers of several prominent projects involving cutting edge issues.  He has provided advice on spinning-off, selling and purchasing transmission assets, and the relationship between different forms of transmission ownership and operation.  Mr. Raskin also has worked extensively in negotiating power purchase contracts for utilities that have divested some or all of their generating assets.   

Mr. Raskin is a frequent speaker and panelist at industry forums and is a former Notes Editor of the Energy Law Journal.


  • Recognized as a Leading Lawyer: Energy Litigation, Energy Regulatory in The Legal 500 US, 2017
  • Legal 500 US, Energy: Litigation, 2008-2012, 2014-2017
  • Legal 500 US, Energy: Transaction and Regulatory, 2008-2011, 2014-2017
  • Band 1, Chambers USA, Energy: Electricity, Regulatory & Litigation, (Nationwide), 2009-2017
  • Band 1, Chambers Global, Energy: Electricity, Regulatory & Litigation, (US), 2014-2016
  • Chambers Global, Energy: Electricity, Regulatory & Litigation, (US), 2008-2013
  • Who's Who Legal, Energy, 2013-2014
  • Washington, DC Super Lawyers, Energy & Natural Resources, 2013-2017
  • Best Lawyers in America, Energy and Natural Resources Law, 2006-2018
  • Executive Committee, Jewish Foundation for Group Homes, one of the nation’s preeminent organizations providing independent housing opportunities for disabled citizens.

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