The George Washington University,
B.A., cum laude, 1992
District of Columbia
US Ct Appeals, DC Circuit
US Ct Appeals, 3rd Circuit (Covers DE, NJ, PA, Virgin Islands)
Energy Bar Association
Past President, 2013-2014
American Bar Association
Women's Bar Association of D.C.
Energy Forum Founding Co-Chair
American Association of Blacks in Energy
Recognized in the 2010-2017 editions of Chambers USA
Listed in the 2012-2015; 2017 editions of "The Best Lawyers in America" for Energy Law
Listed in the 2012-2015 editions of "Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers" for Energy and Natural Resources
Thompson Coburn LLP
Stinson Leonard Street LLP
Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand
Van Ness Feldman
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Energy Attorney Advisor/Law Clerk to Administrative Law Judges, 1996-1997
Adrienne represents her clients in proceedings to enforce the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC's) rules for open access transmission service, formation and operation of regional transmission organizations, and proceedings on natural gas pipeline rates.
She is a strong advocate on behalf of her clients on electric and natural gas pipeline matters before the FERC.
With 20 years of experience, Adrienne has also assisted clients in compliance matters, including enforcement actions and auditing existing compliance programs.
Represents generation and transmission cooperative utilities in the PJM Interconnection, LLC, and Southwest Power Pool regions, including capacity market design and accommodation of load-serving entities, litigation regarding formula rates, transmission service issues, general electric and natural gas rate proceedings and general rulemaking proceedings before the FERC
Successfully litigated proceedings regarding a corporate reorganization under Federal Power Act Section 203
Represents a municipal utility in natural gas pipeline rate and tariff proceedings before the FERC
Represents trade associations for municipal and cooperative utilities in select rulemaking and market design proceedings before the FERC
Represented a municipal utility in protecting the interest of end-use customers before the FERC in proceedings regarding the electricity crisis in the Western United States
On behalf of transmission-dependent municipal and cooperative utilities, participated in rulemaking proceedings including drafting the Large Generator Interconnection Agreement and Procedures for the FERC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Represented the Office of the People's Counsel of the District of Columbia in a proceeding regarding recovery of smart grid meter installation costs
"Getting to Point B: Trends in Federal Transmission Policy and Rates, and Drivers of the Transmission Boom";
G&T Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference June 2016
Panelist, "Keeping the Lights On: Challenges Facing the Energy Industry";
International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation Fall Conference, September 2015
"The Impact of EPSA v. FERC on Demand Response and FERC-State Jurisdiction";
APPA Legal Seminar, October 2014
"How Changes to Minimum Office Price Rules Can Cripple Co-ops";
NRECA G&T Legal Seminar, November 8, 2012
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