Pierce Atwood Adds Power to DC Energy Practice

Valerie Green joins firm as partner

Pierce Atwood’s growth continues with the addition of Valerie L. Green, an experienced energy attorney specializing in natural gas, electricity, renewable energy, regulatory, and compliance matters involving the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and other administrative agencies.

Valerie has extensive experience with a wide range of energy-related issues, including regulation under the Natural Gas Act, Natural Gas Policy Act of 1978, the Federal Power Act, the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act, and FERC’s regulations implementing those statutory regimes. Valerie advises natural gas shippers on pipeline rate and tariff issues, and has advised natural gas pipelines on their rate cases, Standards of Conduct, FERC’s capacity release rules, and other regulatory issues.

With her deep knowledge of Independent System Operator and Regional Transmission Organization (ISO/RTO) tariffs and operations, Valerie helps clients navigate electric transmission issues and protects her clients’ business interests in the electric grid.

Energy Practice Group Chair Randall Rich states, “We are pleased to welcome an outstanding attorney like Valerie to Pierce Atwood’s growing energy practice. Valerie joins a strong team of energy lawyers, serving clients in a wide variety of energy matters from Maine to California.”

Before joining Pierce Atwood, Valerie was an energy partner in the DC office of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, where she was Chair of its Diversity Action Committee. Valerie received her JD from University of California Hastings College of Law, and her BA from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.