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Lisa S. Gast

Education

  • Rutgers University School of Law-Camden, J.D. 1997
  • The Pennsylvania State University, Smeal College of Business Administration, B.S. 1992

Bar Admission

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Court of Appeals for Maryland
  • Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia

Honors

  • Editor, Member, Rutgers Law Journal, 1995-1997
  • Charles E. Richter Merit Scholarship Recipient, 1995-1997
  • Author, "Developments in State Constitutional Law-1995," Rutgers Law Journal
  • Author, "As Much As We'd Like To, We Can't Blame The Deregulation Slowdown On Enron," Legal Times, June 10, 2002

Experience

Ms. Gast became associated with the Firm upon her graduation from law school in May of 1997. Her focus is primarily on matters involving electricity before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the U.S. Court of Appeals: advising municipal and public utility commission clients on rate case litigation, regulatory compliance, enforcement matters, standards of conduct, municipal law, energy contracts and, more generally, energy law and policy. Since July 2006, when FERC designated the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) as the Electric Reliability Organization to establish a system of mandatory, enforceable reliability standards, Ms. Gast has also focused on compliance issues related to NERC and the Regional Reliability Organizations, such as the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC), for her municipal clients. Ms. Gast became a shareholder of the Firm in the Fall of 2002.

Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Gast was employed in 1995 as a law clerk with Preston Gates Ellis & Rouvelas Meeds in Washington, D.C. She worked with senior attorneys on matters in antitrust, copyright infringement, and various lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill. She also assisted in the drafting of several bills that received bipartisan support by the U.S. Congress.

Organizations

  • Energy Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Maryland Bar Association
  • Penn State Alumni Association
  • Rutgers Law School Alumni Association
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