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Sylwia Dakowicz

Associate

Ms. Dakowicz is an Associate in the Firm’s Sacramento office.  Her practice focuses on renewable energy, community choice aggregation, municipal, electric reliability, communications, and hydropower law.  Ms. Dakowicz drafts pleadings and provides analysis pertaining to proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on matters including utility mergers, transmission owner rate cases, and the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA).  Ms. Dakowicz tracks and analyzes North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) developments, California Independent System Operator (CAISO) tariff and market changes, as well as California Energy Commission (CEC) and California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) proceedings. 

Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Dakowicz interned with the CAISO, as well as with the CPUC for both Commissioner Martha Guzman Aceves and the Administrative Law Judge Division.  At the CPUC, Ms. Dakowicz analyzed for the Administrative Law Division matters in both the energy and telecommunications fields, involving such matters as market rules and expert testimony standards.  Before attending law school, Ms. Dakowicz worked as an Anti-Money Laundering Analyst at an international bank.


  • University of California, Davis School of Law, J.D., 2020 (Environmental Law certificate)
  • Lake Forest College, B.S., 2013 (Magna Cum Laude)
  • California*
*Admitted only in California; Supervision by Principals of the Firm, Members of the DC Bar.
  • Phi Beta Kappa 
  • Order of the Barristers 
  • Outstanding Appellate Brief, 50th Annual Irving L. Neumiller Memorial Moot Court Competition, 2019
  • Quarter-Finalist, Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition (NELMCC), 2020
  • Executive Editor, Environs, Environmental Policy and Law Journal
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon, International Honor Society for Economics
  • Energy Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Young Professionals in Energy
  • Women’s Council on Energy and the Environment
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Association of Women in Water, Energy and Environment (AWWEE)
  • Women in Public Utilities

Overview

Ms. Dakowicz is an Associate in the Firm’s Sacramento office.  Her practice focuses on renewable energy, community choice aggregation, municipal, electric reliability, communications, and hydropower law.  Ms. Dakowicz drafts pleadings and provides analysis pertaining to proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on matters including utility mergers, transmission owner rate cases, and the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA).  Ms. Dakowicz tracks and analyzes North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) developments, California Independent System Operator (CAISO) tariff and market changes, as well as California Energy Commission (CEC) and California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) proceedings. 

Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Dakowicz interned with the CAISO, as well as with the CPUC for both Commissioner Martha Guzman Aceves and the Administrative Law Judge Division.  At the CPUC, Ms. Dakowicz analyzed for the Administrative Law Division matters in both the energy and telecommunications fields, involving such matters as market rules and expert testimony standards.  Before attending law school, Ms. Dakowicz worked as an Anti-Money Laundering Analyst at an international bank.


Education

  • University of California, Davis School of Law, J.D., 2020 (Environmental Law certificate)
  • Lake Forest College, B.S., 2013 (Magna Cum Laude)

Bar Admissions

  • California*
*Admitted only in California; Supervision by Principals of the Firm, Members of the DC Bar.

Honors

  • Phi Beta Kappa 
  • Order of the Barristers 
  • Outstanding Appellate Brief, 50th Annual Irving L. Neumiller Memorial Moot Court Competition, 2019
  • Quarter-Finalist, Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition (NELMCC), 2020
  • Executive Editor, Environs, Environmental Policy and Law Journal
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon, International Honor Society for Economics

Organizations

  • Energy Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Young Professionals in Energy
  • Women’s Council on Energy and the Environment
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Association of Women in Water, Energy and Environment (AWWEE)
  • Women in Public Utilities