Zori Ferkin has more than 25 years of experience advising clients on federal and state energy laws, regulations and policies and representing clients in transactional and commercial matters and in litigation before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the U.S. Department of Energy, state public service commissions, and state and federal courts. She advises clients on organized energy markets and transmission and interconnection arrangements with regional transmission organizations, independent system operators and transmission owning utilities. Ms. Ferkin assists clients in obtaining regulatory authorizations and approvals and in complying with regulatory requirements. She has extensive experience conducting due diligence and in managing the regulatory approval process.
Ms. Ferkin represents project sponsors, equity investors, financial institutions, industrial and institutional energy consumers, project hosts, electric and gas utilities, marketers, and energy services providers in mergers, acquisitions, asset sales, corporate financings, restructurings and energy outsourcing arrangements as well as project development and financings for wind, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, biomass, natural gas and coal fired energy projects; transmission and interconnection facilities; LNG export projects; and energy storage. She has extensive experience drafting and negotiating power purchase and sale agreements, renewable energy credit sales agreements, transmission services and interconnection agreements, thermal energy sales and service agreements and other energy-related commercial and transaction documents.
Ms. Ferkin was recognized for her expertise in energy regulatory law by Legal 500 US 2014. Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Ferkin was an attorney advisor with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and served as chief counsel to the Pennsylvania Governor’s Energy Council.
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