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Scottsdale attorney celebrates 20 years of bringing sustainability, renewable energy

Posted 5/17/24

Court Rich, co-founder of Rose Law Group, is celebrating 20 years since joining the firm. Rose Law Group is one of the Southwest’s premier law firms and, under Rich’s guidance it has …

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Scottsdale attorney celebrates 20 years of bringing sustainability, renewable energy

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Court Rich, senior partner and director of renewable energy at Rose Law Group, is celebrating 20 years since joining the firm. Rose Law Group is one of the Southwest’s premier law firms and, under Rich’s guidance it has become a standard for renewable energy and regulatory law.

With Rich’s addition in 2004, the young firm had just two attorneys; 20 years later the firm has expanded to more than 60, according to a press release. As a young attorney, Rich took a chance and left a promising law job to jump to this start-up law firm where he didn’t even have an office and had to work from a shared conference room at first.

“We have come a long way over the last two decades and I am most proud of how we have dramatically increased our ability to help more and more clients solve so many different kinds of problems,” Rich said in the release.

In addition to his role as senior partner, Rich chairs Rose Law Group’s award-winning Renewable Energy and Utility Infrastructure Department. He was one of the first lawyers to focus on serving clients in the renewable energy field, guiding the firm to become the go-to for renewable energy companies in the Southwest. Rich regularly represents many of the world’s largest and most well-known energy companies.

On the firm’s success in the renewable energy space Rich said, “I began working in renewable energy nearly two decades ago, at a time when few people were expecting this type of growth in technologies like solar, wind, batteries and electric vehicles. We take a lot of pride in being creative and really trying to find the next thing in the law here at Rose Law Group and getting into renewable energy law and policy early and doing good work for our first clients on really big issues has positioned us to be able to help so many energy companies along the way. I love handling big and controversial issues for clients and have been fortunate enough to get to work on almost all the largest energy issues in Arizona for nearly two decades.”

Rose Law Group Founder and President Jordan Rose first hired Rich 20 years ago.

“Court is truly the best of the best. He is brilliant, strategic, has great work ethic and it is a real honor to get to work with him each day for the last 20 years,” she said.

In honor of Rich’s 20-year anniversary, some of his clients from over the years offered words of congratulations. Here is what some of them had to say:

“Court has a rare ability to combine both a willingness to understand topics in highly complex regulated industries with an imperative to translate why those issues matter to the public at large. These qualities make him a zealous advocate, and an urgent and necessary voice for historically under-represented interests in the Western energy landscape,” said Travis Kavulla, vice president of Regulatory Affairs at NRG Energy.

“Court Rich is the master craftsman of regulatory affairs in energy. His keen sense of policy, politics, messaging and coalition building is unmatched in the U.S. He has helped achieve a cleaner and more consumer-friendly electricity grid. Congratulations on the 20 years,” said Walker Wright, vice president of Public Policy at Sunrun.

“SEIA has appreciated Court’s expertise navigating the complex solar industry in Arizona. His in-depth knowledge of the landscape makes his service invaluable. Congratulations, Court,” said Sean Gallagher, senior vice president of policy of Solar Energy Industries Association.

“I’ve worked with Court for years on complex energy cases. He’s quick, creative, genuinely cares about getting results, and his industry knowledge is unmatched,” said Briana Kobor from Global Energy Markets and Policy at Google.