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Catherine McCarthy

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Represents energy companies and investors on energy regulation and policy matters with over 25 years of experience. Lead Counsel on obtaining Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and state authorizations for major projects and transactions; FERC compliance and enforcement matters; FERC transmission and centralized markets issues; and rate, tariff and refund matters. Experience also includes representing energy clients before the Department of Energy, the Federal Communications Commission and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.


Chair, Energy Regulatory Department

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association, Chair Elect, Infrastructure and Regulated Industries Section


JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 1993; BA, Yale University, 1989