Katie advises clients on all aspects of energy law and regulatory practice before the Maine Public Utilities Commission and other state and federal administrative agencies and state courts.
Recently, Katie has done significant work in the natural gas field. Working with regulators and on the legislative front, Katie worked with a team to obtain private natural gas pipeline status and related safety approvals for a significant employer in Washington County, Maine. Katie also has represented natural gas utilities who seek authority to operate as local distribution companies (LDCs) in Maine. In addition, Katie represented a consortium of industrial and university consumers of natural gas in a rate case.
Katie also has experience in licensing energy self-suppliers and obtaining authorizations for wholesale energy sales and purchases in the New England electricity market. She reviews and analyzes energy contracts, power purchase agreements, and asset purchase and sales agreements; conducts due diligence in energy-related deals; drafts petitions, motions, and applications submitted to regulatory agencies and courts; and researches intricate issues affecting natural gas, electric, and water utilities.
Katie is one of the principal editors of the Energy Group’s blog, www.energylawupdate.com.
Katie is a graduate of Boston University School of Law, where she was an articles editor on the Boston University Public Interest Law Journal. Katie was also a Fellow for the first-year legal writing program. During her first summer in law school, she interned at the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office. She was a summer associate at Verrill Dana during her second summer.
Prior to law school, Katie held internships at the Maine District Court and the elections division of Maine’s Secretary of State. She is a 2005 graduate of the University of Maine and its Honors College.