Evan C. Reese III


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Evan Reese advises a diverse set of clients, including investor-owned utilities, municipal electric utilities, independent power producers, renewable developers, oil/gas producers and other energy-related organizations and associations. His energy and natural resources law practice has a special emphasis on the development of power markets, open-access transmission rules, and national reliability standards.

Evan represents clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and federal courts and provides strategic, legal, and corporate counsel to electric utilities regarding many initiatives resulting from natural energy policy and all phases of administrative litigation. He has developed a special knowledge of the FERC's recent revisions to the pro forma open access transmission tariff included in Order No. 890 and Order No. 1000 in its continuing efforts to prevent undue discrimination and preference in transmission service and to promote new development of transmission assets.

Evan has represented clients before state court tribunals on all aspects of complex commercial litigation matters. He has argued numerous pretrial motions and is especially adept at complex discovery and pretrial matters, including electronic discovery and witness preparation.

Evan actively pursues pro bono representation and has obtained tax exempt status for various entities that focus their efforts on energy conservation and corporate social responsibility.


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Assisted new transmission developers in seeking formula rate and incentive rate approvals before the FERC

Represented renewable developers throughout the country in negotiation of interconnection, engineering and procurement, transmission service, and power purchase agreements

Counseled public utilities on open access transmission tariff requirements and OASIS administration

Performed due diligence activities with respect to ownership transfers of renewable generation facilities

Counseled public utilities on compliance activities and FERC Office of Enforcement investigations

Performed due diligence activities with respect to ownership transfers of renewable generation facilities

Education and Credentials

Tulane University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2000
Colgate University, B.A., 1995
District of Columbia
Commonwealth of Virginia
Energy Bar Association (EBA), Board of Directors
American Bar Association, Energy Committee
Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Energy Committee, Chair

Recognition and Community


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Selected to the list of 500 Leading US Energy Lawyers list by Lawdragon, 2023-2024

Chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.) for Energy Law, 2023-2024

Chosen for inclusion in the Chambers USA Legal Directory (Chambers & Partners) of recognized practitioners for Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation) Nationwide, 2022-2024

Chosen for inclusion in the Chambers Global (Chambers & Partners) for Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation), 2022-2024

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