PEOPLE

Thomas Woodworth

Senior Attorney
woodworth.thomas@dorsey.com
Minneapolis P +1 (612) 492-5346 F +1 (952) 516-5618

Overview

With over two decades experience in the electric power industry in various legal and business capacities, Tom has a broad perspective on the industry that he uses to provide professional and practical advice to his clients. 
Tom has practiced energy and environmental law both in private practice and in senior legal and management roles with two large public utilities in the western United States. He advises his clients on all manner of energy transactions in the electric power industry, including power purchase contracting, the development, acquisition, and repowering of fossil fuel-fired and renewable energy resources, and high-voltage transmission development, construction, and planning. Tom also advises on federal energy and environmental statutory and regulatory requirements, including those implemented under PURPA, the Federal Power Act, and NEPA and related statutes impacting energy project development. In addition to his private sector experience, Tom served in legal and policy positions with the U.S. Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C., supporting development of the department’s offshore renewable energy program.

Education & Admissions

Louisiana State University (J.D., 2000), Order of the Coif; Louisiana Law Review

University of South Florida (B.A., 1996)

Admissions

  • Oregon
  • Not admitted in Minnesota. Admitted in Oregon.
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada