A. William Saupe

Bill, Of Counsel to the firm, has been with Ashburn & Mason since 1985 and remains involved with the firm’s public utility and regulatory practices.  Before coming to Ashburn & Mason, Bill served as a law clerk for Justice Warren Matthews of the Alaska Supreme Court and worked for the Wall Street firm of Shearman & Sterling in New York, Abu Dhabi, and London.  

Bill represents various public utilities in administrative and judicial settings, appearing regularly before the Regulatory Commission of Alaska. He maintains a general civil litigation practice and an active pro bono practice. He currently holds an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell, has been named as a leading lawyer in Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries in Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, was listed in The Best Lawyers in America, and was selected for inclusion in Alaska Super Lawyers in the Utilities practice area. 

Bill was a founding member of the Alaska Immigration Justice Project and served as President of its board of directors.  He is also a member of the Alaska Bar Association’s Pro Bono and Fee Arbitration Committees. In 2012 Bill received the Robert Hickerson Public Service Award from the Alaska Bar Association.

Bill has worked on – and prevailed in – six cases before the Alaska Supreme Court:

  • Alaska Exchange Carriers Ass'n, Inc. v. Regulatory Comm'n of Alaska, 202 P.3d 458 (Alaska 2009) Matanuska Elec. Ass'n, Inc. v. Rewire the Bd., 36 P.3d 685 (Alaska 2001) Beaux v. Jacob, 30 P.3d 90 (Alaska 2001)
  • Alaska Consumer Advocacy Program v. Alaska Pub. Utils. Comm'n, 793 P.2d 1028 (Alaska 1990)
  • Stevens By and For Benefit of Park View Corp. v. Richardson, 755 P.2d 389 (Alaska 1988)
  • Klondike Industries Corp. v. Gibson, 741 P.2d 1161 (Alaska 1987)

In law school, Bill was an editor of Law & Policy in International Business.

Education

  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, cum laude (1980)
  • B.A., Dartmouth College, magna cum laude, English (1974)

Admitted

  • Alaska (1981)
  • New York (1981)
  • State of Alaska
  • Federal District Court of Alaska