Pierce Atwood LLP is pleased to announce that Sarah B. Tracy, an attorney in its Energy Practice Group, has been named partner at the firm.
Sarah practices out of Pierce Atwood’s Portland, Maine office, where her practice focuses on electric and natural gas proceedings before state and federal entities, including state public utility commissions and state and federal courts. As a former staff attorney for the Maine Public Utilities Commission (MPUC), Sarah brings a unique insight to resolving legal and regulatory issues facing her clients.
Sarah currently represents a natural gas local distribution company in a variety of matters, including in a precedent-setting proceeding before the MPUC regarding state-sponsored procurement of natural gas capacity for the purpose of lowering electricity prices through the expansion of natural gas pipelines. She has also negotiated electric and natural gas supply contracts on behalf of large industrial clients, advised electricity suppliers regarding compliance with regulatory requirements in New England, and assisted a community-based renewable energy project to obtain approval of a long-term contract for the full energy output of the facility.
Energy Practice Group Leader Randy Rich states, “Sarah is simply a terrific lawyer who has been delivering top notch, partner-quality services to our clients for some time now. I know I speak for the rest of Pierce Atwood’s partners when I say that we are both excited and fortunate to have her join our ranks.”
Sarah has an AV® Preeminent™ rating with Martindale-Hubbell and was named a “Rising Star" by New England Super Lawyers in 2014, 2010, and 2009.
Prior to joining Pierce Atwood, Sarah was a member of the legal staff at the MPUC, a shareholder in the Energy and Environmental Practice Group at Bernstein Shur in Portland, an associate in the Litigation Practice Group at Holland & Knight in Boston, and a law clerk for Honorable Donald G. Alexander of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. Sarah is a town councilor in Freeport, Maine, where she resides with her husband and three children.