Jessica Friedman represents generation developers, independent power producers, merchant transmission developers, private equity funds and institutional investors in electric assets, and power marketers in transactional and federal regulatory matters involving the energy industry.
Jessica assists clients with federal energy regulatory issues related to the development, ownership, and operation of renewable and conventional electric generation facilities. She frequently provides counsel on complex generator interconnection issues, transmission service matters, and participation in organized capacity and wholesale energy markets operated by regional transmission organizations. Jessica also regularly represents clients in general compliance matters related to the qualifying facility status, exempt wholesale generator status, and market-based rate authority of power projects, as well as in compliance audits and investigations before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Jessica’s practice includes advising clients on contractual agreements for the purchase and sale of electric power and related products. In addition, Jessica regularly assists clients with federal regulatory due diligence and obtaining FERC approvals related to the purchase and sale of electric assets and energy project financing arrangements.
Jessica also counsels merchant transmission developers on strategic development decisions related to equity ownership structures and capacity allocation arrangements. She advises clients regarding negotiated rate authority and incentive-based rate treatment, and provides counsel on transmission service agreements and open access tariff requirements.
Jessica previously served as an Assistant County Attorney in Fairfax County, a suburb of Washington DC, where she acquired significant civil litigation experience while handling child abuse and neglect cases.
Jessica serves as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.
American University, Washington College of Law
J.D., summa cum laude, 2000
George Mason University
Energy - Regulatory 2014
Energy: Electricity (Regulatory and Litigation), 2018
Fairfax County, Virginia - Attorney’s Office
Assistant County Attorney, 2001-2003
Fairfax County, Virginia - Department of Family Services
Family and Child Social Worker, 1992-1997