Assistant General Counsel, Environmental Working Group, Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., Yale; J.D., Georgetown
Professor Hempling is an expert witness, legal advisor and teacher focusing on excellence in public utility regulation. From 2006 to 2011, Hempling was the Executive...Continue Reading
Professor Hempling is an expert witness, legal advisor and teacher focusing on excellence in public utility regulation.
From 2006 to 2011, Hempling was the Executive Director of the National Regulatory Research Institute (NRRI). He has taught, advised, and represented utility regulators and practitioners throughout the United States and in Canada, Central America, India, Jamaica and Nigeria. Hempling has appeared numerous times before committees of the U.S. Congress and before state legislative committees in Arkansas, California, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, Vermont, and Virginia. He has published articles in The Electricity Journal, Public Utilities Fortnightly, and other professional publications.
His legal and policy research has included mergers and acquisitions, the introduction of competition into formerly monopolistic markets, corporate restructuring, ratemaking, utility investments in nonutility businesses, and state-federal jurisdictional issues.
Hempling received a B.A. cum laude in (1) Economics and Political Science and (2) Music from Yale University, where he was a recipient of a Continental Grain Fellowship and a Patterson research grant. He received a J.D. magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was the recipient of an American Jurisprudence award for Constitutional Law.
In October 2007, Hempling began a series of monthly essays on the principles of effective regulation, all posted at www.scotthemplinglaw.com. These essays are compiled in his book Preside or Lead? The Attributes and Actions of Effective Regulators, first published in 2010, to be expanded and republished by Fall 2013. His forthcoming book Public Utility Performance: Legal Principles and Modern Applications, will be published by the American Bar Association. Volume I (Market Structure, Pricing and Jurisdiction) will be published in 2013; Volume II (Corporate Structure, Mergers and Acquisitions) will be published in 2014.
More detail is available at www.scotthemplinglaw.com.