Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke, P.C.
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Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke, P.C.
1667 K Street, N.W.
Suite 700
Washington, DC  20006
United States
Phone: 202-467-6370
Fax: 202-467-6379
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Since its founding in 1971, Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke, P.C., has proudly represented public power in every region of the country.  The Firm’s advocacy has advanced the principles of public representation of utilities, accountable to and serving the priorities of their customers.  The Firm has long supported public power by providing regulatory, transactional, litigation, compliance, advisory, counseling and legislative services. 

The Firm's legal practice includes energy and utility law, oil and gas law, environmental law, communications law, municipal law, and intellectual property law. The Firm has attained a prominent and highly regarded position in these practice areas by developing innovative approaches and achieving precedent-setting results for its clients.

The Firm's principal office is in Washington, D.C., and it operates an office in Sacramento, California.  We assist our clients in navigating the federal legal landscape, from agencies including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to Capitol Hill.  We advocate on behalf of our clients in federal and state courts, at trial and appellate levels, as well as before state regulatory commissions.  Our attorneys are skilled negotiators of energy and transmission deals, as well as arrangements necessary for project development.  The Firm counsels clients on an array of matters, from regulatory compliance and enforcement, to starting and administering non-profit organizations, to general counsel services. 

Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke makes a commitment to each client to provide personalized service and excellence in representation.  Our objective for each client is to be a valued resource offering innovative solutions to business, regulatory, litigation, compliance and legislative challenges.

Extended Description:

Our extensive experience and long-standing relationships with public power positions the Firm to serve clients in the public power space efficiently and effectively.  The diversity of interests represented by the Firm prompts us to draw on our extensive expertise, as well as to think innovatively to identify and develop smart solutions to client needs.  The Firm’s representation of and relationships with energy associations and organizations places the Firm’s attorneys in contact with many of the energy industry’s thought leaders, policymakers and managers, such that the Firm can better advise clients in keeping ahead of trends in the industry and how those trends may impact clients’ legal obligations.

A representative list of the types of clients the Firm serves includes:

  • Municipal and tribal electric utilities, rural electric cooperatives, irrigation districts, and joint action agencies
  • Regional and national energy associations and organizations
  • Natural gas local distribution companies, interstate and intrastate pipelines, shippers, producers, processors, marketers and gatherers
  • Municipalities and states
  • Community choice aggregators
  • Energy service companies
  • Communications-service users, providers, licensees, and regulators
  • Large energy users
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Electric power and natural gas marketers

Areas of the Firm’s practice include:

  • Energy and utility regulation
  • Government relations/legislation
  • Communications
  • Environmental
  • Electric/NERC reliability compliance and enforcement
  • Cybersecurity and customer privacy
  • Non-profits
  • Hydroelectric licensing
  • Intellectual property
  • Energy project development
  • Government contracts
  • Municipal/public law

Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke emphasizes understanding the unique needs of each client in order to provide the best possible advice and to structure creative solutions that achieve each client’s objectives.  Our breadth of technical experience in sophisticated industries provides the Firm’s clients with cost-effective counseling and representation in industries undergoing market-driven, regulatory and technological restructuring.  The objective always is to provide high quality, focused representation.

Our attorneys actively participate in professional associations and routinely speak on topics, teach courses and publish articles relevant to the interests of the Firm's clients.

For more information regarding our practice areas, attorneys, as well as announcements and blogs regarding areas of interest to our clients, please visit our website at:

Products/Services: Law Firms/Legal/Government Relations Services
NERC Compliance
Nonprofit Organizations