WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reed Smith is pleased to report that partner Colette D. Honorable has been awarded the “Rising Star Award” at the 22nd annual S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards. At the 2020 awards, Honorable was highlighted among the “Companies and Individuals to Watch,” and “for her role in elevating the global conversation on clean energy and climate change, as well as championing diversity and inclusion in energy and law.”

Hosted by S&P Global Platts, an independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets, the annual Global Energy Awards recognize the energy industry’s top organizations and individuals for “leadership, innovation and exemplary performance.” Honorable is the only partner in BigLaw, and Reed Smith the only law firm, honored at this year’s international event, whose winners spanned 10 countries, across four continents.

Honorable is a partner in Reed Smith’s Global Energy and Natural Resources Industry Group who heads the firm’s Energy Regulatory team. She further serves as Chair of the Washington, D.C. office's Women's Initiative Network (WINRS), is a Client Inclusion Leader, and a member of the firm’s African American business inclusion group, “Sustaining and Training African American Attorneys at Reed Smith” (STAARS).

Honorable provides essential counsel in high-level matters involving critical energy, commodities, and regulatory issues, such as project development, wholesale market operations, innovation in reliability and resilience, cyber and physical security, renewables integration, energy storage integration ratemaking, and enforcement and compliance matters.

Prior to joining Reed Smith three years ago, Honorable served as a Commissioner at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for a term that expired in June 2017. Previously, she was president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, where she focused on pipeline safety, reliability, resilience, fuel diversity, and workforce diversity. Over the last decade, Honorable has testified before Congress on multiple occasions on a range of energy issues.