Anne E. Becker

Anne E. Becker

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Anne E. Becker, Of Counsel

Practice Areas

Energy, Communications and Utility Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Anne Becker is a director and a member of the fim's energy and utility law group. Anne represents regulated and unregulated utilities, newly formed corporations, customer groups, industrial entities and others, before state agencies, courts and federal administrative bodies. As part of the energy and utility law group, Anne works with municipalities, consumers and renewable developers with drafting supply and other agreements as well as representation involving contract disputes with utilities and utility rate setting.

Anne also serves as Indiana counsel for national telecommunications and cable carriers and is experienced litigating telecommunications issues including carrier to carrier disputes and assisting with regulatory compliance.

Her 10-year tenure as Indiana's Utility Consumer Counselor has earned Anne the title of longest-serving counselor in the history of the state of Indiana. There, she led a staff of 57 in representing customers-residential, commercial and industrial-before the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Federal Communications Commission and the courts.

As Utility Consumer Counselor, Anne reorganized the governmental entity to become more policy-oriented and the agency began to engage in issues beyond its traditional advocacy role.

Education

St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, B.A. 1983; University of Notre Dame, J.D., 1988.

Bar Admissions

Indiana, 1988

Admitted to the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, 1988

Admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1988

Experience

Director, Lewis & Kappes, 2012-present; Shareholder, & Irwin, 2005-20012; Utility Consumer Counselor for the State of Indiana, 1995-2004; General Counsel for the Indiana Department of Commerce , 1994-1995; Associate, Locke, Reynolds, 1988-1993.

Certifications

Registered Indiana Civil Mediator

Honors and Awards

Sagamore of the Wabash, 1996, 2003 and 2004
Ardath Burkhart Board Leadership Series

Speaking Engagements:

Anne has spoken at numerous energy and utility forums during her career.

Affiliations

Member, Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA), Utility Law Section and Former Chair Telecommunications Division

Member, American Bar Association

Indianapolis Bar Association

Federal Energy Bar Association - State Commission Practice and Regulation Committee

Federal Communications Bar Association

Community Service

Indiana Ratepayer Trust, 1997-present, Chair 2013-present; Immaculate Heart of Mary Pastoral Council, past president; Indiana 211 Partnership Board Member; Holy Family Services Advisory Counsel; past volunteer with Child Advocates; past board member Meridian Kessler Neighborhood Association.