Priyanka Vashisht


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Priyanka has focused her practice on representing electric, oil, and natural gas pipeline clients in a variety of regulatory, litigation, and transactional matters. Prior to joining Wright & Talisman, Priyanka served as an associate attorney at a Fortune 100 law firm’s environment and energy practice group. She advised municipal and cooperative clients, state consumer agencies, and electric cooperatives in matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and federal appeal courts, as well as internal compliance matters. She has assisted municipal gas districts and joint action agencies in multiple gas prepayment transactions that issued more than $300 million in tax-exempt bonds. She gained experience working on transmission and planning notices and proceedings on behalf of trade organizations by representing consumer-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperatives, public power districts and public utility districts. Priyanka also has experience reviewing rate-setting administrative filings for FERC and comment filings for Federal Communications Commission (FCC) notices.

After law school, Priyanka served in the federal government aiding, counseling, and protecting the interests of American small businesses. As a legal analyst at an American trade interagency, she conducted reviews of section 301 retaliatory tariff exclusion requests.


District of Columbia

U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit


The George Washington University Law School, J.D. (2018)  Awarded Second Place for the 2018 Howard J. Rudge Prize: Creative Solutions to Creative Solutions to Public Policy Issues

Stony Brook University, B.A. in English & Political Science (2013)

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Washington D.C.

Energy Bar Association

Fellow, Clean Energy Leadership Institute (2023)

First Place Award Winner, Public Citizen, Access to Justice Essay Competition (2018)

South Asian Bar Association of Washington D.C.

Women’s Energy Network