- professional activities
- community involvement
Jeff’s practice focuses on representing electric utility and natural gas clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). He enjoys assisting investor-owned utilities with FERC electric matters, such as obtaining market-based rate authorization, securing regulatory approval for the acquisition of additional generation, and compliance matters related to the integration of renewable generation assets. Jeff also assists members of regional transmission organizations (RTOs) with regulatory compliance and regional cost allocation proceedings.
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 RTOs and independent system operators. He also clerked for the American Gas Association where he analyzed regulatory, environmental, infrastructure, and cyber security risks of natural gas supply companies.
When not practicing law, Jeff enjoys spending time with friends, reading science fiction novels and historical biographies, travel, and photography.
- Representing infrastructure fund in regulatory compliance matters related to integrating large portfolio of wind farms into the fund’s larger energy portfolio.
- Representing utility-affiliated wholesale generation company in securing regulatory approval for acquisition of additional generation interests.
- Assisting utility-affiliated wholesale generation company in obtaining market-based rate authorization.
- Representing RTO member clients in proceedings involving their right to elect to fund generator interconnection-related network upgrades.
- 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