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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Barry A. Naum

Barry A. Naum



  • Litigation
  • Utility Law
  • Natural Resources
  • Shale Gas Law

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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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Mr. Naum's primary areas of practice are utility law, energy law, and communications law.

Bar Admissions


  • Pennsylvania Bar
  • West Virginia State Bar
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania


  • Malone College, B.A., cum laude, 1996
  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D., 2005
Areas of Practice

Litigation | Natural Resources | Shale Gas Law | Utility Law | West Virginia Energy Users Group

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Representing various large commercial and industrial clients in electricity, natural gas, water and wastewater proceedings before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, Public Service Commission of West Virginia, and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Representing individual commercial and industrial clients in utility rate negotiations, third-party utility contracts and energy efficiency matters
  • Representing natural gas producers and utilities in pipeline and other regulatory matters
  • Assisting in development of the large commercial and industrial litigation position in landmark Pennsylvania Act 129 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Plan proceedings
  • Assisting in development of a comprehensive strategy for the replacement and rehabilitation of the water and wastewater infrastructure throughout Pennsylvania in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Statewide Water Infrastructure Task Force
  • Presenting analysis of the impact of pending climate change legislation before the 2009 Indiana Energy Conference
  • Criminal Prosecution Intern, Office of the United States Attorney, Southern District of Ohio, 2003
  • United States Army Veteran
  • Cavalry Officer, Operation Iraqi Freedom



    Publications & Presentations

    • Recent Development, EEOC v. Waffle House, Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, 2002
    • "Tankers without Tanks in Tuz: A National Guard Unit's Experience in Full Spectrum Operations," The Armor and Cavalry Journal, 2005
    • Managing Editor, Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, 2002 - 2003

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