American University Washington College of Law,
L.L.M., Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, 2006
St. John's University School of Law,
B.A., Philosophy and Religious Studies, 2001
District of Columbia
American Bar Association
American Public Power Association
Energy Bar Association
Women’s Council on Energy and the Environment
Heroes of Child Justice Award (2016)
Nicole understands that her electric and natural gas clients have varying comfort levels when dealing with matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and she works with each client to provide a regulatory strategy tailored to their business goals.
She draws on her experience with market-based rate design, electric transmission tariffs, wholesale market operations, mergers and facility acquisitions, and natural gas transportation and service issues to guide clients through FERC's processes and procedures.
Nicole routinely works with electric utilities and cooperatives, natural gas companies, and local distribution companies on a variety of energy-related matters and has helped them navigate dramatic changes in the regulatory landscape. She understands the varying policy concerns unique to her client base and is well versed in the complex and technical aspects of FERC regulation and compliance.
Assisted client with FERC regulations, requirements, and filings related to the establishment of a new affiliated entity, including the transfer of transmission facility ownership and the drafting and filing of various contracts and related power purchase agreements
Successfully guided client through Section 203 merger process including the transfer of 15 hydroelectric project licenses
Successfully guided client through Section 203 merger process involving acquisition of an electric generation facility and negotiation of a comprehensive uncontested settlement
Assisted broad industry group in drafting and filing comments on FERC rulemaking proceeding concerning changes to the small generator interconnection procedures
Advises and assists a group of natural gas clients in all aspects of FERC litigation defending against substantial pipeline rate increases and proposed system restructuring
Successfully protested on behalf of captive customer clients regarding a proposed pipeline abandonment of natural gas transportation facilities
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