Sophia Browning represents energy industry clients in a variety of state and federal regulatory matters. Sophia advises competitive retail suppliers on licensing and regulatory compliance and enforcement matters before state public utility commissions and monitors regulatory developments impacting competitive retail suppliers throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and Midwest. Additionally, Sophia counsels clients on matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) including electric transmission and natural gas rate cases, enforcement matters, Federal Power Act Section 203 and 205 filings, and interventions and comments on a wide variety of topics. Sophia has also assisted energy clients with litigation and transactional needs.
Prior to joining Day Pitney, Sophia worked on energy regulatory matters as a legal intern both at FERC's Office of General Counsel and at NextEra Energy's Office of Federal Regulatory Affairs.
Counsels competitive retail electric and gas suppliers in obtaining necessary licenses before state public utilities commissions
Counsels competitive retail suppliers in various regulatory and compliance matters and consumer protection laws
Advised offshore wind company on state siting and permitting issues
Advises clients in a wide variety of matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Represented client in a natural gas rate case before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, including through hearing and pre- and post-hearing briefing
Counselled a competitive transmission developer on project development and related contracts
Provided recommendations to a state PUC seeking to update its Rules of Practice and Procedure
Advised a client seeking to build a data center regarding energy procurement options
Represented an independent power producer to a favorable result in a $100 million dollar contract dispute against an incumbent utility
Recognized by Georgetown University Law Center as an Exceptional Pro Bono Pledge Honoree
Fellow, Center on National Security and the Law at Georgetown University Law Center, 2018-2019
Assisted in coaching George Washington University's Moot Court Team for the Hunton Andrews Kurth Moot Court 2020 National Championship
Assisted a DC man on a pro bono basis at his parole rehearing before the U.S. Parole Commission in obtaining a grant of parole