Darsh Singh represents clients in the natural gas and electric utility industries in regulatory and rate case litigation proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).  Darsh also advises clients on cybersecurity regulations, guidance and legislation as it applies to their respective industries.

Specifically, Darsh counsels clients on a wide range of energy market and transmission service proceedings under Section 205 and 206 of the Federal Power Act (FPA).  Darsh has extensive experience advising utilities on tariff, market design, ratemaking and cost allocation matters arising in organized markets operated by New York Independent System Operator and PJM Interconnection.  She also represents large public utilities and investor-owned utilities on transmission and capacity-related litigation and settlement negotiations before FERC’s administrative law judges.

As part of her natural gas pipeline practice, Darsh advises clients on matters under the Natural Gas Act (NGA) and Natural Gas Policy Act (NGPA).  She has advised multiple major gas pipelines operators on NGPA Section 311 intrastate pipeline matters.  Darsh has worked to successfully obtain market-based rate authority for the firm’s natural gas clients and currently assists a number of pipelines on various aspects of NGA Section 4 ratemaking litigation.  

In the cybersecurity area, Darsh advises energy companies on their cybersecurity programs and policies. She also helps regulated utilities navigate their reliability-related functions and understand compliance with North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) reliability standards, including CIP reliability standards.  Darsh also provides guidance to electric utilities and natural gas pipeline clients on cyber risk-management and applicable laws, standards and guidance.

Prior to joining Van Ness Feldman, Darsh served as a law clerk in the Office of Administrative Litigation at FERC and interned at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). While at FERC, Darsh worked on natural gas and oil pipeline rate proceedings.  During her time at the FTC, Darsh focused on complex antitrust and consumer protection issues.  Additionally, while at The George Washington University Law School, Darsh competed in the school’s Moot Court teams and received an award for “Excellence in Written Advocacy.”

Outside of the firm, Darsh enjoys traveling, watching football, checking out new restaurants in DC, cooking and working out.

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Education

George Washington University School of Law J.D., 2015

Rutgers University B.A., 2012