Our lawyers have represented individuals, companies, financial institutions, insurance companies, utilities, state governments, foreign governments, and public interest groups on a wide range of issues, including federal and state constitutional law, environmental and nuclear regulatory law, product safety, Medicare and Medicaid, tax law, utility rate regulation, securities regulation, the regulation of financial institutions, and public international law.
Ameren Union Electric Co.
We were part of a team representing AmerenUE in In the Matter of Union Electric Co., the largest electric utility in Missouri, in a major rate case. We dealt with a broad range of regulatory and constitutional issues, including the relationship between federal and state regulatory jurisdiction, the protection of contract rights, and the taking of unregulated property.
McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform Challenged in Supreme Court
In 2003, CGL represented members of Congress on both sides of the aisle, defending the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (McCain-Feingold bill) in the Supreme Court. In McConnell v. Federal Election Commission, the Court upheld almost all provisions of the McCain-Feingold bill.
Mr. Cynkar, while at another firm, was part of the team that brought, and prosecuted through the Supreme Court, the landmark United States v. Winstar case.
Federal regulators, in an effort to reduce their insurance liabilities for failing savings and loans during that industry’s financial crisis, had entered into agreements with the Winstar plaintiffs to take over and recapitalize failing thrifts. Subsequent legislation overhauling thrift regulation required federal regulators to breach key elements of these agreements to temporarily forebear enforcing certain regulatory standards.