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 In this Feb. 1, 2006, file photo, Duke Energy Corporate headquarters in a Charlotte, North Carolina, is shown. FILE – In this Feb. 1, 2006, file photo, Duke Energy Corporate headquarters in a Charlotte, North Carolina, is shown. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File)

A high-ranking in-house lawyer at Duke Energy Corp. is facing criticism after he compared a rate hike to the price of a McDonald’s restaurant Extra Value Meal during a regulatory board hearing Monday.

Kristen Rasmussen

Kristen Rasmussen is an Atlanta-based reporter who covers corporate legal departments and in-house attorneys, Georgia government and health care.

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