Clay joined SKO in 2017 in the firm’s merger with Bamberger, Foreman, Oswald & Hahn. He is a member of the Appellate, Trusts & Estates and Utilities practices.
Previously Clay served as an attorney advisor in the Office of Public Utility Regulation at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and chief administrative law judge at the Indiana Utility Regulation Commission. He also served as a law clerk to Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Randall T. Shephard.
In private practice since 2000, Clay’s extensive experience in administrative and procedural law benefits clients navigating complex regulatory issues.
Utilities: I represent clients before the Indiana Utility Regulatory commission, state and federal trial courts, and appellate tribunals. My clients have included utilities, municipalities, developers, a trade association and a statewide telecommunications authority.
Trusts & Estates: I counsel individuals, couples and families regarding the transfer of assets to intended beneficiaries through wills, trusts or other means. Also, I assist with estate administration and provide advance healthcare directives.
Appellate: I review trial and administrative proceedings and outcomes, and craft effective arguments for review by appellate tribunals.
Regulations affecting business in all industry sectors may change, but the administrative processes and reviews have remained intact for years. While regulated businesses seek streamlining and predictability, the public interest in rational and transparent processes can be expected to drive regulators’ decisions.