William M Keyser


1601 K Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20006-1600
United States of America

William Keyser, a partner in Washington, D.C., focuses his practice on regulatory litigation and transactions involving the nation’s electricity and capacity markets. Will represents clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Department of Energy, federal and state courts and state public utility commissions. His clients include electric utilities, transmission providers, independent power providers, energy storage developers, hydro electric power producers, power marketers, public utility holding companies, and debt and equity investors. Will has represented and counseled clients on matters including mergers and acquisitions, transmission rates and cost allocation, interconnection procedures and agreements, market-based and cost-based sales of energy, renewable portfolio standards, interlock issues, FERC’s e-Tariff requirements, and participation in regional transmission organizations.

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Keyser served as a law clerk for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel. As a law clerk, he participated in a number of licensing proceedings including proceedings involving nuclear reactors, low-level waste facilities and the siting of a proposed independent storage facility.


  • B.S., Pennsylvania State University (1996)
  • J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law (2001)


Bar of District of Columbia, Bar of Virginia
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