Founded in 1967, Spiegel & McDiarmid provides a range of assistance services. It serves clients in various sectors, including energy, hydroelectric, telecommunications, natural gas, nuclear, water, transportation and commercial litigation. The firm also serves as a counsel to municipalities, public power entities, airports, Native American organizations, and states and irrigation districts on water-related matters. It assists clients with a range of water management issues, such as storm water, water drainage, and the use and development of water and other natural resources. Additionally, Spiegel & McDiarmid represents local governments, nonprofit community groups, and municipal and cooperative utilities on a variety of telecommunications, cable television and other communications law matters. The firm also assists airport staff with airline competition plans and programs.