Katie M. Gray

Partner
T: (207) 253-4738
  • Boston University School of Law (J.D., 2008)
  • University of Maine (B.A., 2005), summa cum laude

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Ranked in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
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Selected for inclusion in the 2017 issue of Super Lawyers & Rising Stars©.

Biography

Katie helps providers and customers of natural gas services, telecommunications services, electric service, and water service achieve their goals before the Maine Public Utilities Commission and numerous other state and federal agencies and state courts.

In the natural gas field, Katie has practiced before the Maine PUC representing both natural gas companies and consumers in a range of cases, including:

  • Helping industrial, municipal, and nonprofit consumers of natural gas distribution companies in rate cases.
  • In a landmark proceeding, assisted a major interstate natural gas pipeline company in obtaining conditional approval for a multimillion-dollar long-term contract for natural gas pipeline capacity in New England.
  • Represented a natural gas LDC in numerous proceedings relating to foundational certifications, cost of gas recovery, marketing, gas-on-gas competition, gas safety, and various other issues.
  • Obtained certification of Maine’s first private natural gas pipeline serving a major manufacturing firm.

In the realm of telecommunications, Katie has an active multijurisdictional practice, including:

  • Working closely with a leading reseller of prepaid wireless service on matters relating to federal and state Universal Service Fund programs and tax compliance in Maine, Massachusetts, and before the Federal Communications Commission
  • Practicing before state regulatory commissions throughout New England on behalf of a national wireless industry trade association, including with respect to USF programs, 911 program budgets, and pole attachments.

In the electric arena, Katie has practiced before the Maine PUC and the FERC on a variety of matters, including:

  • Advised an investor-owned transmission and distribution utility in several proceedings before the Maine PUC, including stranded cost rate cases and affiliate transaction approvals.
  • Successfully assisted in defending a Maine T&D company against a multimillion-dollar claim for headwater benefits before the FERC.
  • Represented a number of clients in obtaining necessary regulatory approvals for two of the largest solar arrays in the State of Maine.

Katie also negotiates, drafts, and analyzes power purchase agreements, asset purchase and sales agreements, interconnection agreements, and other energy-related contracts; conducts due diligence in mergers and acquisitions of energy, telecommunications, and water companies; and drafts petitions, motions, and briefs, submitted to regulatory agencies and courts.

Katie has given presentations on topics including electric distribution ratepayer funding of interstate natural gas infrastructure, funding of natural gas efficiency programs, and natural gas safety.

Katie and her husband, daughter, and son live in Brunswick, Maine.

Public Service

Member, ILAP Pro Bono Panel

Education

  • Boston University School of Law (J.D., 2008)
  • University of Maine (B.A., 2005), summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Maine, 2008
  • Massachusetts, 2009

Honors

Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business under 
    Energy & Natural Resources
Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Rising Stars© under 
    Energy & Natural Resources, Administrative Law and Utilities