- professional activities
- community involvement
Jeff’s interest in the energy field began during his time as a public policy major in college, and continued into his studies in law school. Jeff’s passion for the industry flows from his belief that the energy sector plays a central part in numerous public policy challenges, often intersecting with other disciplines such as technology, business, and economics. As a result, Jeff has cultivated diverse experiences from both the private and public sectors.
Jumpstarting his career, Jeff clerked for the American Gas Association where he analyzed regulatory, environmental, infrastructure, and cyber security risks of natural gas supply companies. His experience there, in addition to his subsequent roles at the Department of Energy and the National Ocean Industries Association, allowed him to specialize in matters regarding liquefied natural gas regulation, and enabled him to gain broad experience working on cases involving the National Environmental Policy Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, the Marine Mammal Protection Act, and laws relating to Native American tribal lands.
Prior to joining Wright & Talisman, Jeff completed a legal fellowship at the American Wind Energy Association, where he was involved in various FERC proceedings, including the Department of Energy’s proposed rulemaking for grid reliability and resilience pricing, and in analyzing the governance structure of regional transmission organizations and independent system operators.
When not practicing law, Jeff enjoys spending time with friends, reading science fiction novels and historical biographies, travel, and photography.
- Assisting trade associations in researching and analyzing issues relating to the internal governance of RTOs.
- Conducting legal analysis of issues involving grid resiliency pricing proposals.
- Analyzing the effect of the Clean Power Plan repeal rule on renewable energy generation.
- Researching and analyzing issues relating to offshore energy leasing and development.
- Assisting the Department of Energy in matters relating to liquefied natural gas export authorization.
- Conducting a review of the Secretary of Energy’s authority under the Natural Gas Act, emergency exemptions from environmental laws, and eminent domain issues related to transmission infrastructure.
District of Columbia
The George Washington University National Law Center, J.D. (2017)
University of California - Santa Barbara, B.A. in Political Science - Public Service and History, cum laude (2013) (Regents Scholar)
Energy Bar Association
The Federalist Society
Christian Legal Aid of DC