Profile

Pam practices in the Energy & Environmental Law Practice Group. She has extensive experience in implementing electric supply competition in Pennsylvania and other states.  Pam advises clients regarding commercial, legal, regulatory and legislative opportunities and risks in the electric and natural gas industries.  She assists clients in analyzing and negotiating wholesale and retail natural gas and electricity contracts, as well as addressing other utility service requirements.  Pam also represents and advises cable telephony providers, local exchange carriers and interexchange carriers, before various state and federal administrative agencies and courts.

EXPERIENCE/REPRESENTATIVE CASES

Regularly advise large electric and natural gas consumers, small utilities and others regarding Pennsylvania public utility law and regulatory compliance strategies

Assisted a variety clients with retail and wholesale electric and natural gas procurements for arrangements with annual spending of $100,000 to $10 million

Assisted clients with analysis and pursuit of potential utility acquisitions in Pennsylvania and New York

Successfully argued in Pennsylvania appellate courts for the adherence to cost of service principles as the polestar for ratemaking in Pennsylvania after electric industry restructuring (Lloyd v. Pennsylvania Public Utility Com’n, 904 A.2d 1010 (2006)

Advocated for the appropriate regulatory treatment for digital voice services by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, as well as advising digital voice suppliers regarding state compliance issues

EDUCATION

St. Joseph’s University, B.A., 1993, summa cum laude

Duke University School of Law, J.D., 1996

HONORS/AWARDS

Gary A. Yenkowski Award

The Best Lawyers in America®, Energy Law, 2011-present

Central Penn Business Journal, Forty Under 40, 2009

Lawyers on the Fast Track, 2008

Pennsylvania Rising Stars®, 2005-2008, 2010-2011

YWCA Tribute to Women of Excellence, 2005

MEMBERSHIPS

Dauphin County Bar Association, Past-President, 2015

Dauphin County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section Chair, 2003

Pennsylvania Bar Association
– Foundation Member, 2006-2015
– Public Utility Law Section Chair, Past Chair, 2005

PPL Sustainable Energy Fund, Board of Directors, Vice Chair, 2011-2013

Saint Joseph’s University Women’s Leadership Council

COURT ADMISSIONS

U.S. District Court – Middle District of Pennsylvania

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

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