Pierce Atwood LLP is pleased to announce that attorney Ruta K. Skucas has joined the firm as counsel in its Energy Group. Ruta will work out of the firm’s Washington, DC office where she will counsel clients on energy issues, primarily electric and natural gas matters, before state and federal entities, including federal courts and state public utility commissions. Her clients range from financial institutions and lender-owned merchants to independent power producers and transmission line owners.
Ruta's clients benefit from her years of experience working at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). She served as law clerk to several FERC Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) after law school and then returned after 8 years of private practice. At FERC, Ruta worked in the Office of General Counsel where she drafted orders relating to PJM, MISO, reliability and natural gas. She also served as Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur’s legal advisor, focusing particularly on PJM, MISO and natural gas issues.
In addition to Ruta's time at FERC she also practiced energy law at White & Case LLP, with a focus on the regulatory aspects of project finance transactions, as well as mergers and acquisitions.
Ruta earned her J.D. from Boston University School of Law and her B.A. from Boston College. She is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Maryland, and is a member of the Energy Bar Association.
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