Adrienne Clair is a Partner at Thompson Coburn LLP. She serves as Chair of the ﬁrm’s Energy Group.
Clair represents primarily cooperative and municipal utilities in applications, litigation, and rulemaking proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regarding regional transmission organizations (RTO) markets for energy and capacity, transmission planning and cost allocation, related transactions and proceedings involving natural gas pipeline rates and services. She counsels clients in compliance matters, including FERC enforcement actions and audit of existing compliance programs.
Clair has litigated numerous proceedings before FERC, including electric cooperative wholesale power contract and rate design issues, reactive power revenue requirements, mergers, transmission formula rate and cost recovery matters.
Clair also represents clients in appellate proceedings. She also practices before the D.C. Public Service Commission in certain electric utility and natural gas local distribution company matters.
Clair was named 2021 Lawyer of the Year for Energy Regulatory Law by The Best Lawyers in America.
Clair holds a B.A., Mass Media Arts from Hampton University and a J.D. from The George Washington University