Vice President and General Counsel, Florida Power & Light
Palm Beach County
Wade Litchfield is vice president and general counsel for Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc., and one of the largest investor-owned electric utilities in the nation. Mr. Litchfield is responsible for all of FPL’s legal matters, and has served as lead counsel for base rate cases, storm cost recovery dockets and power plant certifications. He has held this position since August 2008.
Prior to joining FPL, Mr. Litchfield was senior counsel for Entergy Corporation in New Orleans. Mr. Litchfield is a member of the New York and Louisiana bars and practices in Florida as Authorized House Counsel. A native of Alberta, Canada, Mr. Litchfield graduated cum laude from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science in economics. He also earned his law degree from McGill University, Montreal, Canada and a Master of Business Administration from Tulane University.
Mr. Litchfield is a member of Leadership Florida, Class XXXIII and Executive Class VII, and chaired the 2015-2016 Executive Class IX. He served as the United Way/iPledge chairman for FPL’s Palm Beach County campaign in 2014. From 2006-2015, Mr. Litchfield also served in a voluntary ecclesiastical position as President of the Stuart Florida Stake for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. From 2013-2017, he also served as a Board Member with Bella’s Angels, Inc., a Florida non-profit organization assisting families with CHARGE syndrome and other rare disorders. Mr. Litchfield chaired An Evening of Hope: Florida Unites to End Human Trafficking, bringing awareness to the human trafficking crisis in Florida through a November 10, 2016 educational event that was live-streamed to more than 35 university and college campuses across Florida. Mr. Litchfield’s current activities include serving on the Volunteer Florida Foundation Board of Directors, and as a volunteer coordinator for the program JustServe.org for South Florida, a web-based platform bringing service needs and volunteers together. In addition, he serves on the Leadership Advisory Council at Place of Hope in Palm Beach County. He also serves on the Board for Free The Slaves, a Washington, D.C. based non-profit working globally against human trafficking.
Mr. Litchfield and his wife reside in Palm Beach County. They have three adult children and two granddaughters.