Kendrick is a Member in the Louisville office and has been with Stoll Keenon Ogden since 1993. The chair of the firm’s Administrative Law/Regulated Industries department and Utility and Energy practice, he also serves as vice chair of the firm’s board of directors.
For more than three decades, Kendrick has routinely appeared before state commissions and courts, representing energy and telecommunications clients in adversary proceedings and alternative dispute resolutions involving complex energy issues, rate cases and mechanisms, mergers and acquisitions, renewable energy, financings, service territorial disputes, legislation, negotiation of power contracts, and construction of generation and transmission facilities.
Kendrick has served as lead regulatory counsel for the two largest investor-owned electric and gas utilities in numerous significant electric and gas base rate cases before the Kentucky Public Service Commission since 2000. He also provided general legal and strategic advice and served as lead regulatory counsel for obtaining all state regulatory approvals in connection with a series of four mergers or acquisitions involving the two largest investor-owned electric and gas utilities in Kentucky, beginning with the 1997-98 acquisition of KU Energy Corporation, the $3.3 billion acquisition in 2000, the $14 billion acquisition in 2001 and the $7.6 billion acquisition in 2010.
Since 1993, Kendrick has served as lead regulatory counsel for environmental surcharge applications for one or both of the two largest investor-owned electric utilities in Kentucky.
In addition, over the last 15 years, Kendrick has appeared regularly before the Virginia State Corporation Commission in cases involving base rate cases, fuel factor changes, financings, rulemakings, utility acquisitions and other matters involving investor-owned electric utility regulations.
Public Service Comm’n v. Com. ex rel Conway, 324 S.W.3d 373 (Ky. 2010).
Public Service Comm’n v. Com., 320 S.W.3d 660 (Ky. 2010).
Since 2009, Kendrick served as lead counsel in four electric base rate cases before the Virginia State Corporation Commission that resulted in the approval of increases in electric base rates.
In 2007, Kendrick provided regulatory advice on fuel adjustment clause policy issues to an investor-owned, publicly traded electric utility. (Halifax, Nova Scotia).
From 2007 through 2009 Kendrick served as lead regulatory counsel for a utility holding company in a major regulatory matter before the Kentucky Commission involving the early termination of a 25-year facility lease with a generation and transmission cooperative corporation and 10-year power supply contracts for two large industrial customers. In April 2007, the utility holding company and cooperative corporation agreed to end the lease early. Almost two years later, after months of investigation, the Kentucky Commission approved the transaction, which closed in mid-2009.
In 2006, Kendrick was state regulatory counsel for two wireless carriers in connection with an arbitration proceeding initiated by rural telephone cooperatives concerning interconnection agreements.
From 2003-2006, Kendrick was lead state regulatory counsel for two electric utilities in connection with their successful and complete withdrawal from the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator.
From 2002-2004, Kendrick was state regulatory and litigation counsel for a telecommunication backbone carrier in connection with real estate, right-of-way, municipal law and regulatory issues.
Following four years of litigation, obtained favorable published decision from Kentucky Supreme Court involving constitutionality of ratemaking statute in Kentucky Industrial Utility Customers, Inc. v. Kentucky Utilities Company, 983 S.W.2d 493 (Ky.1998).
From 1998-2000, Kendrick was lead counsel on applications for alternative methods of regulation and in defense of consumer rate complaints before the Kentucky Commission.
In 1993, Kendrick obtained a favorable decision from the Virginia State Corporation Commission involving outdoor lighting to general service customers in Case No. PUE 910079 (1993), modifying a fifteen year state precedent.
From 1991 through 1993, Kendrick was case manager and trial counsel for Virginia Power's three successive base rate cases involving approximately $500 million in interim rates and requested relief.
In 1990, Kendrick obtained a favorable decision involving the terms of gas storage field lease in Huff v. Lou. Gas & Elec. Co., No. 89-CA-771 (Ky. App. 1990). (Opinion not published).
Successfully argued to the Kentucky Public Service Commission that it should allow full intraLATA competition in "In the Matter of: In Re IntraLATA Toll Competition," 110 PUR4th 414 (March 28, 1990).
Obtained a favorable decision from the Kentucky Court of Appeals involving an oil and gas storage lease in Oliver v. Lou. Gas & Elec. Co., 723 S.W.2d 509 (Ky. App. 1987).
Member of litigation team which successfully invalidated minimum price laws in Kentucky Milk Marketing and Antimonopoly Comm. v. The Kroger Co., 691 S.W.2d 893 (Ky. 1985).
Obtained a decision from Kentucky Supreme Court that reversed the Kentucky Court of Appeals and affirmed a decision by the Workers' Compensation Board in Paramount Foods, Inc. v. Burkhardt, 695 S.W.2d 418 (Ky. 1985).
Brought action on behalf of major grocery chain claiming Sherman Act and Kentucky Constitution violations by state agency. Result invalidated state statutes regulating milk marketing. Kentucky Milk Marketing & Antimonopoly Com. v. Kroger Co., 691 S.W. 2d 893 (1985).
From 1983 through 1986, Kendrick obtained favorable decisions from the trial court, the Court of Appeals, the Kentucky Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court concerning a class action suit against CATV operators and local utilities for trespass in Michaels et al. v. Times Mirror Cable Television et al., Circuit Court No. 83-CI-07641, aff'd, Kentucky Court of Appeals No. 85-CA-1081, aff'd on other grounds, Supreme Court of Kentucky, No. 86-C-123, cert. denied, United States Supreme Court. (Opinions not published)