Erin Bartlett provides strategic counsel to a variety of clients with respect to Federal Energy Regulatory matters, including renewable and conventional generation developers, independent power producers, private equity funds and institutional investors.  Erin counsels clients on matters involving the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and various federal statutes, including the Federal Power Act (FPA), Public Utilities Holding Company Act of 2005 (PUHCA) and Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA).  Erin assists clients obtain and maintain market-based rate authorizations, exempt wholesale generator status, and qualifying facility status. 

Erin also provides federal energy regulatory counsel to clients engaged in mergers, acquisitions, sales and energy project financing by reviewing financing and corporate documents and performing due diligence of such transactions.  Erin assists clients obtain prior FERC authorization for the disposition or sale of FERC-jurisdictional assets under FPA Section 203 and comply with all post-closing FERC filings and reporting requirements.

Erin’s practice includes advising clients on contractual agreements for the purchase and sale of electric energy and related products, complex generator interconnection issues, transmission service matters, and participation in organized capacity and wholesale energy markets operated by regional transmission organizations.  Erin also has experience representing clients in large, complex arbitration proceedings.

Prior to attending law school, Erin worked for the State of South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control as a Hydrologist in the Bureau of Water and as an Emissions Inventory Specialist in the Bureau of Air Quality. Her work in the Bureau of Water involved implementing the state’s Source Water Assessment and Protection Program Plan under the Safe Drinking Water Act. In the Bureau of Air, she worked to develop quality assurance reports to identify the quantity and verify validity, of air pollution emission data for regulated industrial facilities under the Clean Air Act.

Erin serves as the firm’s Associate General Counsel.  Erin enjoys hiking, cooking, traveling and spending time with her husband, two sons, and Frenchie.

Areas of Focus

Education

George Mason University School of Law J.D., 2012
Notes Editor, GMU Civil Rights Law Journal
Secretary, Environmental Law Society
Member, National Appellate Advocacy Competition Team

University of South Carolina B.S., magna cum laude, 2003