About David

David Glanton is an associate in Stoel Rives’ Corporate group. He counsels his clients in energy and environmental laws and regulations in the context of corporate transactions and with respect to compliance obligations. Working closely with his clients’ business, legal, and technical personnel, David has built a wealth of knowledge in the energy and transportation sectors. His clients have included project sponsors, merchant transmission owners, independent power producers, and original equipment manufacturers in the automotive industry. Clients have recognized and lauded David both for his pragmatism and his ability to plainly communicate effective strategies or solutions after quickly cutting to the heart of an issue.

With a focus on energy and environmental matters, David’s representations span a number of practice areas. His experience includes drafting and reviewing project documents for renewable energy asset transactions, seeking regulatory approvals before both the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and mounting legal defenses for alleged violations of U.S. energy and environmental laws. This breadth of experience affords David the special ability to advise his clients on multiple facets of an engagement and to help avoid the regulatory hurdles and litigation risks that might disrupt or sour a transaction.

Before joining Stoel Rives, David was an associate with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP (2015-2019). He has also had the honor to serve as deputy policy counsel for the Chamber of Digital Commerce (2018) and as a law clerk to the Honorable Eric L. Clay of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (2014-2015).

Prior to his legal career, David worked as a financial analyst in the corporate finance department of a NYSE-listed public company.  In that role, he developed financial models for the purpose of evaluating strategic acquisitions and organic growth opportunities.  That experience has proven to be invaluable to his legal practice.

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  • Counseled clients on energy and environmental laws and regulations, including the CAA, FPA, PUHCA, PURPA, NGA, and the NGPA.
  • Drafted and/or reviewed shared facilities, operation and maintenance, power purchase, ECC, LLC, and other agreements in connection with renewable energy asset transactions.
  • Obtained EPA approvals for the sale of new motor vehicles and investigated/defended EPA enforcement actions.
  • Represented merchant transmission in contested rate proceedings; worked on various FERC approvals for public utilities and holding companies of QFs, EWGs, and FUCOs, including under Section 203, 204, and 205 of the FPA; and defended energy traders against FERC enforcement.
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • Note, “Energy Gone to Waste: A Case for Promoting Waste-to-Energy Power Generation Over Landfills,” 5 GEO. WASH. J. ENERGY & ENVTL. L. 85, 2014

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