Erin Casper BorissovPartner
Ms. Borissov represents energy, communications, and infrastructure companies in a variety of practice areas including regulatory law, cooperative law, labor and employment matters, real estate and commercial transactions, and corporate compliance.
Ms. Borissov focuses on infrastructure in Indiana. She assists energy clients as they develop their own renewable and other clean energy projects and when third party projects intersect with existing infrastructure. Ms. Borissov also works with electric cooperatives and broadband companies as they expand fiber infrastructure and broadband service to unserved rural areas in Indiana. In addition, Ms. Borissov works extensively with corporate boards to cultivate sound governance practices, improve decision-making methods, navigate evolving industry trends, prioritize corporate compliance, and identify and manage risk.
Ms. Borissov began her professional career as a consultant, working with utilities on rate design, cost of service studies, and rate case filings. In addition, before attending law school, she gained valuable regulatory experience as a public utility analyst with the Arizona Corporation Commission.
As an attorney, Ms. Borissov has served in the role of outside counsel with Parr Richey and in-house counsel for a large investor-owned utility company. While in-house, she provided legal counsel regarding regulatory and business matters including rate cases, financing cases, regulatory compliance, infrastructure investment decisions, and customer complaints. Ms. Borissov represented the company in its petitions for regulatory approval of numerous new rate adjustment mechanisms, more than $900 million in new environmental compliance equipment and nearly $2 billion in infrastructure improvement investments. Ms. Borissov also served as the Chair of her department’s Employee Engagement Committee and as a liaison to the company’s employee group dedicated to developing and advancing women within the company.
Through her experience as a consultant and as an attorney, Ms. Borissov honed a deep understanding of corporate business functions, industry trends, and the company’s position in the industry. Ms. Borissov leverages her substantial technical and business experience to understand complex governance, economic, financial, and accounting issues that affect her clients. Ms. Borissov also serves as a trusted business advisor by creating valued business partnerships with clients and external stakeholders, proactively identifying opportunities for the client, and maintaining a firm understanding of her clients’ business and political drivers.
J.D., Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, 2008
Summa Cum Laude, Indiana Law Review, Order of the Barristers, Environmental Law Society.
B.S., University of Wisconsin, 2001
Economics and Trumpet Performance
Indiana State Bar Association
Electric Cooperative Bar Association
Indiana State Liaison Board Member
Utility Law Section - Current Council Member, Chair, 2014-2015
Ms. Borissov has regularly appeared before the Indiana State Bar Association, Utility Law Section at its semi-annual continuing legal education seminars and has refined her formal presentation skills during frequent participation in executive meetings. Ms. Borissov has regularly presented to clients regarding witness training and witness preparation, “Regulatory 101” training, and attorney/client privilege and discovery training. Finally, Ms. Borissov has enjoyed co-hosting the 2017 and 2018 Women IN Energy Conference.