Julia Weller has worked in electricity and natural gas regulation and transactions for over 30 years. Her current focus is on promotion of investment in clean energy and energy efficiency projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in emerging markets. She has worked on a wide variety of matters related to investment in energy infrastructure and in regulation of electricity production, distribution, and transmission, in Albania, Armenia, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Croatia, Egypt, France, Georgia, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tajikistan and Ukraine.
In the U.S., Julia worked for many years on regulation of natural gas pipelines, representing local distribution companies, marketers and gas-fired generators.
Julia advises emerging market governments, state-owned utilities, private investors, international financial institutions, electricity transmission system operators, and electricity market operators in the following areas:
- Public-private partnerships in energy infrastructure projects
- Privatization of state-owned energy sector asses
- Energy sector restructuring
- Renewable energy development
- Energy efficiency improvements
- Energy legislation
- Wholesale electricity market design
- Regulatory capacity building
Honors & Distinctions
- Chair of the Energy Bar Association's International Energy and Transactions Committee and has held positions as Board Member of the Women's Council on Energy and the Environment and the District of Columbia Women's Bar Association.
- Rated AV® Preeminent™, the highest possible rating in Martindale-Hubbell
- Selected as a "2013 Top Rated Lawyer" by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell
- Named to the National Law Journal's inaugural list of "Energy & Environmental Trailblazers" in 2015
- Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice area of Energy Law since 2014
- Included in the summer edition of Arrive magazine (distributed on Amtrak trains) as one of the AV® Preeminent™ women lawyers practicing in the Boston to Washington D.C. corridor
Member, Energy Bar Association
Member, Women's Council on Energy & the Environment
Member, Canadian American Bar Association
Member, DC Bar Association
Energy Law Journal, Vol. 31, No. 1, Report of the Renewable Energy & Demand-Side Management Committee (2010) (contributor to annual report)
Board Member, Wildwood Manor Community Swimming Pool Association, 2007-2010