Company: Gunster Law Firm
Location: Tallahassee, Florida, United States
Beth Keating, Shareholder at Gunster Law Firm, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in state regulatory litigation.
Since 2010, Ms. Keating has provided superior service as a shareholder with the Gunster Law Firm in Tallahassee, where her client base includes natural gas, telecommunications, cable and technology companies. The focus of her practice is largely on regulatory issues before the Florida Public Service Commission and the Federal Communications Commission, and also includes legislative and executive agency lobbying.
After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 1991 from The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Ms. Keating followed with coursework in human rights law in 1992 with the Tulane University College of Law. She completed her education with a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1994 from Florida State University in Tallahassee and made an initial impact as an attorney and attorney supervisor from 1994 to 2005 with the Florida Public Service Commission, a five-member state board that serves to regulate private utility and telecommunications companies in Florida. Ms. Keating then prospered as a shareholder and attorney with Akerman Senterfitt, a top-ranked firm based in Miami.
Ms. Keating was honored in Leaders in Their Field by Energy & Natural Resources in 2021. Leading peer-review publication The Best Lawyers in America named her Energy Regulatory Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Tallahassee in 2022, Energy Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Tallahassee in 2020, and she was included in Energy Law and Administrative/Regulatory Law, from 2012 to 2022 and Energy Regulatory Law from 2012-2022.
Keenly cognizant of community affairs, Ms. Keating has been with the Board of Directors on the Council on Culture and Arts from 2021 to the present, as well as the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Leon County Schools and the Utility Citizens Advisory Committee of the City of Tallahassee. Her professional memberships include the Florida Bar, Government and Administrative Law Sections, and the Federal Communications Bar Association.
During her career, Ms. Keating has been most proud to have been involved in helping to get cogeneration compound heat power facilities in place and helping utilities recover from recent hurricane damage. Being a woman in her field is very rewarding, and she is gratified to see women come in the field, particularly in energy law. In the coming years, Ms. Keating would like to find somebody to mentor to take her place. Beyond that, she will continue to help and find new opportunities to keep learning and growing, as there are still areas of regulatory law with which she wants to be involved.
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