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Sophia Browning represents energy companies in litigation, regulatory, and enforcement matters. She has counselled clients on diverse energy-related matters, including in transactional matters, litigation and enforcement, and regulatory compliance at the state and federal level. Sophia assists clients across gas and electric issues, handling regulated and competitive markets for clients, ranging from small municipalities to large international companies to the New England Power Pool (NEPOOL).
Prior to joining Day Pitney, Sophia worked on energy regulatory matters as a legal intern both at the Office of General Counsel of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and Office of Federal Regulatory Affairs at NextEra Energy.
Advised offshore wind company on state siting and permitting issues
Counseled competitive transmission developer on project development and related contracts
Advised clients in gas and electric transmission rate cases before FERC
Counseled a retail electric and gas supplier seeking licenses in multiple jurisdictions
Counseled a retail electric supplier in a state PSC investigation
Provided recommendations to a state PSC seeking to update its Rules of Practice and Procedure
Represented an independent power producer to a favorable result in a $100 million dollar contract dispute against an incumbent utility
Counselled a university with regard to installing solar panels on its campus
Assisted a developer with regulatory hurdles involved in subscribing customers to a new community solar program
Advised a client seeking to build a data center regarding energy procurement options
Advised a municipality regarding Energy Information Administration reporting requirements and compliance
Provided proactive NERC compliance counselling to a large energy industry participant
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
George Washington University Moot Court Team, Hunton Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship, Assistant Coach, 2020