Kathleen E. Schnorf


Kathleen E. Schnorf

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With a practice focused on electric energy regulation, Kathleen represents electric utilities before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Kathleen’s primary focus includes assisting independent system operators (ISOs) and regional transmission organizations (RTOs) throughout complex FERC tariff and rulemaking proceedings. She specializes in advising clients on complex energy and capacity market matters, including price formation and market design.

Prior to joining Wright & Talisman, as an attorney in FERC’s Office of Energy Market Regulation-East Division, Kathleen specialized in matters involving eastern ISOs and RTOs. She regularly advised FERC and drafted orders regarding complex tariff revisions filed pursuant to section 205 of the Federal Power Act (FPA) and complaints filed pursuant to section 206 of the FPA.

  • Advising client on complex capacity market proceedings before FERC.
  • Providing analysis and counsel on capacity market mitigation rules.
  • Researching and analyzing issues relating to internal governance of RTOs.
  • Drafting pleadings and compliance filings associated with ISO and RTO market design.

Virginia (practice limited to matters/proceedings before federal courts and agencies)

Catholic University of America, J.D. (2011)  (Production Editor, CommLaw Conspectus: Journal of Communications Law and Technology Policy)

Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S. in Economics & International Affairs (2008)

Energy Bar Association

Women’s Council on Energy and the Environment

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