The George Washington University Law School,
Pennsylvania State University,
B.A., Economics and French, 2002
District of Columbia
US Ct Appeals, DC Circuit
American Bar Association
American Public Power Association
Energy Bar Association
System Reliability & Planning Committee
Vice Chair, 2011-2012
Women's Council on Energy and the Environment
Listed for Energy Law, 2018-Present
Rising Star, 2014-Present
Outstanding Young Alumni Award, 2015
Pennsylvania State University, Department of French and Francophone Studies
Schiff Hardin LLP
January 2013-December 2016
Brudger, Gentile & Marcoux, LLP
August 2008-December 2012
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Office of Enforcement, Division of Integrated Market Assessments and Division of Audits
Economist, June 2002-May 2007; August 2007-May 2008
Duncan Weinberg, Genzer and Pembroke LLP
Summer Law Clerk, May 2007-August 2007
Jesse's practice focuses on electric transmission matters including open-access transmission service, cost-of-service and formula transmission rates, generation and transmission interconnection matters, and regional transmission organization (RTO) issues, including the integration of transmission owners into RTOs.
She also helps clients comply with North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) reliability standards, leading them through the NERC enforcement process, from audits to spot checks to self-reports. In addition, Jesse has substantial experience with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) compliance and audit matters, including compliance with the FERC Standards of Conduct and Affiliate Restrictions.
Prior to entering private practice, Jesse worked as an economist in FERC's Office of Enforcement. She spent four years in the Division of Audits, where she participated in and led numerous regulated company audits, developed audit programs, and provided technical skill for investigations. Prior to that, she worked in the oversight group, where she prepared reports for FERC commissioners on energy market trends and industry-related issues. Jesse also gained FERC and state commission experience as a summer law clerk while attending law school.
Advising two investor-owned utilities in rewriting their NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) compliance programs
Advising several investor-owned utilities and cooperative clients in preparing for NERC CIP audits, including leading mock audits and interviewing CIP subject matter experts, reviewing and revising Reliability Standard Audit Worksheet responses, and reviewing and suggesting additional evidence of compliance
Advising several investor-owned utilities and an independent power producer in preparing self-reports to Regional Entities
Preparing a comprehensive NERC compliance program addressing NERC CIP and non-CIP Reliability Standards on behalf of an independent power producer
Representing an active intervenor in both a stated rate case and a formula rate case before FERC, including filing a protest, request for rehearing, and testimony; working with expert witnesses; and negotiating a settlement with other intervenors and the company
Advising several cooperative clients in their efforts to join the Southwest Power Pool, a Regional Transmission Organization, including preparing and supporting tariff changes and formula rates
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