A strong believer in the value of building relationships, Murray Bevan concentrates his practice in the fields of energy, government affairs and public utilities law. Drawing on the experience he gained both working for elected officials and during a six-year term with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU), Murray has designed and effectively implemented countless government affairs strategies for clients seeking to change existing laws or regulations, obtain state or federal funding, or achieve other business objectives.
As a registered New Jersey governmental affairs agent (lobbyist), Murray successfully advocates for clients before the BPU, obtaining favorable rulings on regulatory and compliance matters and achieving approval for changes in ownership and control for BPU-regulated industries. He served as lead counsel on a major telecommunications merger and regularly drafts and negotiates power purchase agreements, telecommunication and energy tariffs, renewable energy procurement contracts, and various energy and utility service contracts. In addition to his advocacy efforts for state and national trade associations, Murray serves as counsel providing these groups with legal advice and assistance on non-profit law, matters of governance, board member roles and responsibilities, annual convention and trade show negotiations, and contract review.
Prior to entering the private practice of law, Murray was the Vice President of Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs for the New Jersey Hospital Association and Chief of Staff to BPU President Christine Todd Whitman, former governor of New Jersey. Murray also worked for the Counsel’s Office of former Governor Tom Kean.
- Successfully obtained more than 150 retail supplier licenses and license renewals in five states over the last five years.
- Prevailed in a case before the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities in blocking a large electric utility’s $130 million proposal to install transmission poles and lines.
- Obtained relief for a large retail supplier from New Jersey’s Renewable Portfolio Standard requirement that saved the client almost a million dollars.
- Has formed and represents numerous national and state non-profit trade associations.
- Monitors and attends numerous public utility commission activities in New York and states throughout the PJM footprint.