Kimberly has been providing cutting-edge legal advice and counsel to clients for 10 years. Her in house experience, along with her background working for state government, informs her approach to helping clients successfully achieve their objectives  in both federal and state electric and gas regulatory proceedings.  Through her technical knowledge of the energy industry, in particular  electrical engineering for transmission planning and interconnection; engineering capital project design, and power market economics analysis, forecasting, and hedging she brings a unique depth to her work.

Kim’s experience  includes serving as lead counsel in markets litigation before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), supporting project interconnection processes under FERC regulated ISO/RTO Tariffs at all stages, and providing guidance to technical client teams on North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) compliance and bulk power system (BPS) facility and element classification matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Kim served as in house counsel at Eversource Energy, where she primarily focused on supporting the Eversource Orsted offshore wind Joint Venture. In this role, her practice encompassed all aspects of project development including commercial and M&A transactions, providing strategic legal advice in senior management business strategy meetings, representing the Joint Venture before FERC in interconnection and markets proceedings, identifying solutions to address environmental permitting requirements associated with the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act, supporting state siting initiatives generally, and providing corporate governance guidance based on the Joint Venture definitive documents and applicable requirements including those under the Public Utility Holding Company Act.

Earlier in her career, Kim played a key role working on the regulated side of investor owned electric and gas utility corporations, where she procured the company’s standard retail electric service supply needed to serve customers, attended and represented the company’s interests at stakeholder meetings including casting votes on behalf of Avangrid, Inc., and was independently responsible for many other regulatory matters.

Kim’s  record of helping  clients achieve tall order business objectives, skillfully navigating through complex procedures and regulatory uncertainty in a manner calculated to achieve major and quantifiable success , has led to her reputation as a “go to” attorney with regard to novel and unprecedented issues. She is known for anticipating emerging major energy policy shifts.

  • Experience
    • Represented Eversource Energy’s competitive business interests in Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) proceedings, ISONE and NYISO interconnection and markets initiatives and stakeholder processes.
    • Negotiated and administered over sixty PPAs as legal counsel point person, including with offshore wind projects, storage resources, and Millstone Nuclear Station.
    • During her time at the Connecticut Office of the Attorney General, sat second chair in litigating two Allco v. Klee Federal Power Act (FPA), PURPA, and dormant Commerce Clause cases in federal court, in which both district court decisions granting our motion to dismiss due to lack of Article III standing were affirmed by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. 
  • Professional Affiliations

    Energy Bar Association

    Vietnamese American Bar Association of the Greater Washington, DC Area

  • Awards & Honors

    Diversity Scholarship Recipient, Quinnipiac University School of Law

    National Association of Women Lawyers Award

  • Bar & Court Admissions
    Connecticut State Bar
  • Government Service

    Connecticut Office of the Attorney General, and Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy

    2014-2016

    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

    2016-2018

  • News & Presentations

    Presentations

    Columbia University Tech Forum(12/2/2021)
    Speaker, "Wind Energy: How Did We Get Here and What's Next?"
  • Thought Leadership
* Not admitted to practice in the District of Columbia. Work is supervised by a member of the District of Columbia bar.

Education

Quinnipiac University School of Law J.D., 2015
Law Review; Environmental Law Society
National Association of Women Lawyers; Distinguished Scholar

Syracuse University B.A., 2010