Erin Casper BorissovPartner
Ms. Borissov represents energy and communications companies, water and sewer utilities, cooperatives, and small businesses in a variety of practice areas including regulatory law, cooperative law, corporate governance, commercial transactions, real estate matters, and corporate compliance. Ms. Borissov began her legal career as an Associate with the firm in 2007 and represented electric, gas, and telecommunications clients before the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission in territory and interconnection disputes, general investigations, fuel cost adjustment proceedings, financing petitions, and rate cases. She also represented clients in commercial contract negotiations, employment agreements, real estate transactions, easement acquisitions, and long-term license agreements.
Prior to returning to the firm as a Partner in 2016, Ms. Borissov spent five years working for a large investor-owned utility company where 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 in-house counsel, Ms. Borissov honed a deep understanding of corporate business functions, industry trends, and the company’s position in the industry, which helped her advise the company regarding effective business strategies and tactics. In addition, before she attended law school, Ms. Borissov worked as an economic consultant to utility companies and as a public utility analyst with the Arizona Corporation Commission. As an attorney, she leverages her substantial technical and business experience to understand complex 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
Utility Law Section - Chair, 2014-2015
American Bar Association
Electric Cooperative Bar Association
Indiana State Liaison Board Member
Weston Place Homeowners Association, Inc.