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Associate

Christopher J. Cerny

I count myself lucky to contribute to the future of energy in our country.

My Approach

It is such an exciting time to be working in the energy regulatory world. This is a vastly changing space, and will be a massively impacted area of law over the next decade and beyond. I work with clients to navigate these changes, from developing more resilient power grids, to working around and trying to stave off climate change, to those developments not even yet imagined. I’m not ashamed to say that I’ve long been a nerd when it comes to energy and environmental law, and love diving into regulatory discussions and keeping up on all the latest in the practice.

I help clients understand complex and intricate regulatory processes. In my former career as a leader in facilities and project management for a major retail corporation, I developed crucial skills in project and time management. Working with clients, I value being able to quickly break down any challenge they are facing into manageable pieces, triaging levels of urgency, and properly allocating time and resources. I strongly believe that working cohesively as a team is central to success, and I show up every day with the goal of not just doing my job, but creating a good atmosphere for colleagues and clients alike.

Outside of work, I have always been inclined to the outdoors and I do a lot of rock climbing, hiking, and camping. I also have a trade degree in boat building, and still enjoy spending my free time woodworking.

Practice Areas

Bold Perspectives

Article

A Broad View of Broadview Solar: How FERC’s Whiplash-Inducing Orders Expand the Scope of PURPA

Minnesota Journal of Law, Science and Technology

03.21.22