Sophia Browning

Senior Associate

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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.


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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


Education and Credentials

Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2017, Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy, Editor
District of Columbia
State of California
Energy Bar Association (EBA)

Recognition and Community


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Recipient of a Day Pitney Coleman Award for her commitment to pro bono and public service, 2022

Recognized by Georgetown University Law Center as an Exceptional Pro Bono Pledge Honoree

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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