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Legal and Government Relations

The AIEC legal department provides countless services for which cooperatives might otherwise have to pay expensive legal fees. Each year the legal department:

  • Assists with service area disputes under the Electric Supplier Act
  • Updates members on relevant litigation
  • Intervenes in litigation
  • Acts as a liaison between local, state and federal officials
  • Formulates new and revises old cooperative bylaws
  • Assists member systems and local counsel with issues under the jurisdiction of Federal Energy Regulatory
  • Commission, federal and state EPA, OSHA, and the Department of Transportation
  • Assists with the development and improvement of member system safety and compliance programs
  • Manages the workers’ compensation insurance programs for all member electric cooperatives at a fraction of the cost of securing these management services elsewhere

  • Nick Reitz

    Vice President of Government Relations

  • Craig J. Sondgeroth

    General Counsel

  • Cortney Graham

    Manager of Regulatory Compliance

  • Kristin Banks
    Kristin Banks

    Legal and Government Relations Coordinator

Thomas H. Moore (IEC) Memorial Scholarship Fund 

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Regulatory Compliance

Legal & Regulatory services include but are not limited to research and counsel on OSHA, FCC, EPA, FMCSA, IDOT, FIFRA, DOT, FERC,and NERC issues along with Illinois statutes and regulations, rules, standard, codes and assistance with corporate governance and federal, state and local not-for-profit organizational requirements.