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Erin Casper Borissov

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eborissov@parrlaw.com
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317.269.2500 Ext: 212

251 North Illinois Street
Suite 1800
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

Ms. Borissov represents energy and communications companies, water and sewer utilities, and small businesses in a variety of practice areas including regulatory law, cooperative law, labor and employment matters, real estate and commercial transactions, and corporate compliance.  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 an economic 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.

Education

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

Appointments and Memberships

Indiana State Bar Association

Electric Cooperative Bar Association

Indiana State Liaison Board Member

Utility Law Section - Current Council Member, Chair, 2014-2015

Publications and Speaking Engagements

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.


Indiana Business Lawyer Blog Articles:

Supreme Court Holds Federal Employers to a Stricter Standard for Age Discrimination Claims Than Private Employers (blog post)

Punishment or Compensation?  Indiana Supreme Court Decision Guides Enforceability of Liquidated Damages Provisions in Employment Contracts (blog post)

Seventh Circuit Narrows ADA Protection for Obese Employees:  Shell v. Burlington North Santa Fe Railway Company (blog post)

We'll Have What They're Having:  The Potential Impact of Tennessee Wine on Indiana Utility Law (blog post)

Seventh Circuit Holds Title VII Retaliation Plaintiffs to a High Bar, Requiring Retaliation to be "the" But-For Cause Rather than "a" But-For-Cause (blog post)

Is Obesity a Protected "Disability" Under the ADA?  The Seventh Circuit Says "Maybe." (blog post)

Daniels v. FanDuel, Inc. (blog post)

Webb v. Frawley:  7th Circuit Emphasizes the Importance of Pleading Standards in Recent Illinois Case (blog post)

Indiana Supreme Court Holds IURC is a Proper Party to Appeals of  IURC Orders (blog post)

Supreme Court Holds Post-Retirement Benefits Provided by a Labor Contract Did Not Vest for Life (blog post)

Changes to Indiana 811 Call Before You Dig Law (blog post)

Broadband Access in Rural Areas and Mandatory E-filing (blog post)

Liability Limitation for Indiana’s Weekend Warriors (blog post)

Indiana Stormwater Act: Municipalities May Assess Fee on Property Owners Even When Property Does Not Cause Runoff (blog post)

FAA Final Rule on Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (blog post)

Department of Labor Releases Final Overtime Rule (blog post

Balancing Transparency with Prudence:  Appropriate Use of Executive Sessions (blog post)

Developer and Builder Payments for Extension of New Utility Infrastructure May be Excluded from Gross Utility Receipts for Purposes of Assessing Indiana Utility Receipts Tax (blog post)  

Broadband Access and Mandatory E-Filing, February 8, 2017, The Indiana Lawyer (article)

Erin Casper Borissov, Global Warming:  A Questionable Use of the Political Question Doctrine, 41 IND.L.REV.415 (March 2008). 




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