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Debra’s practice focuses on energy regulatory matters, with an emphasis on matters involving the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). She has 30 years of experience with federal regulatory issues facing the energy industry, and has assisted her clients in pursuing their goals before FERC, state regulatory agencies, and the federal appellate courts.


  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 1987, J.D.
  • Tufts University, 1984, B.A., magna cum laude

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - District of Columbia Circuit

  • Member of the Energy Bar Association
  • Member of the American Bar Association

Awards & Recognition

  • Selected to the Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers list for Energy & Natural Resources, 2012-2013, 2018-2019
  • Peer Reviewed AV® Preeminent™ Martindale-Hubbell (1998)