Thompson Coburn is pleased to announce that Adrienne E. Clair has joined its Utilities practice in Washington, D.C. She was previously a partner and co-chair of the Energy, Mining, Transportation and Telecommunications Division at Stinson Leonard Street.
With 20 years of experience, Adrienne advocates on behalf of her clients on electric and natural gas matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), including proceedings to enforce the FERC’s rules for open access transmission service, formation and operation of regional transmission organizations, and proceedings on natural gas pipeline rates. Adrienne also assists clients in compliance matters, including enforcement actions and auditing existing compliance programs.
Bonnie Blair, Chair of the firm’s Utilities practice, commented, “We are delighted that Adrienne has joined our team. She brings broad experience, a stellar reputation with clients and colleagues, and strong relationships throughout the energy bar. We are looking forward to working with her to combine our skills for the benefit of all our clients.”
Adrienne has been recognized by Chambers USA, 2010-2015, as “a well-respected FERC attorney who is particularly noted for her work with electricity cooperatives and municipalities. Sources praise her strategic approach to advising clients.” She is past president of the Energy Bar Association and a founding co-chair of the Women’s Bar Association’s Energy Forum. Adrienne earned her J.D. at The George Washington University and her B.A. degree, cum laude, from Hampton University.
The firm’s Utilities practice has been nationally recognized by Chambers USA for the past six years.
About Thompson Coburn
Thompson Coburn is a full-service law firm with 380 attorneys across the country, practicing in more than 40 areas of law. In 2015, the firm was listed among the 25 law firms nationwide that general counsel endorsed for each of the past five years in the Most Recommended Law Firms report by BTI Consulting Group, the nation's leading provider of strategic research to law firms and general counsel. In 2014, the firm was selected as one of the top 30 firms in the nation for providing exceptional client service, also as ranked by BTI.