Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP is a Washington, D.C. law firm specializing in representing state and local governments in energy, telecommunications, environmental/climate change, transportation, and government affairs matters. The firm has 25 attorneys and, over the last 40 years, has provided legal services to more than 500 clients located throughout the United States. Spiegel & McDiarmid has long represented MJMEUC, as well as a number of individual MPUA member cities, in contract negotiations and in regulatory proceedings at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), including proceedings pertaining to the Midcontinent ISO, Southwest Power Pool, and individual transmission provider rates. The firm has also represented MGCM and several of its individual member cities in connection with contracts and regulatory proceedings regarding MoGas. In addition, Cindy Bogorad represents the Transmission Access Policy Study Group (TAPS), an association of transmission dependent utilities in more than 35 states, including MPUA, City Utilities of Springfield, and Independence Power & Light. TAPS is active in FERC policy proceedings, in reliability-related efforts, and on Capitol Hill. Cindy Bogorad, Margaret McGoldrick, and Steve Pearson are among the Spiegel & McDiarmid attorneys who have recently assisted MJMEUC, MGCM, and/or MPUA members. For more information, call (202) 879-4000 or visit our Web site at www.spiegelmcd.com.