Linda is Chair of Stevens & Lee’s Energy, Communications and Public Utility Group. She represents public utilities and other companies in matters before governmental and regulatory agencies, including the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission and New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. With over 18 years of experience as in-house counsel, Linda provides significant and practical experience to help clients achieve favorable results that are cost-effective and make a positive impact on their financial conditions.
Prior to joining Stevens & Lee, Linda served as long-time in-house counsel for FirstEnergy, one of the largest investor-owned utilities in the nation.An experienced regulatory lawyer, she handles the following on behalf of utilities and major corporations:
Default service issues
Smart grid cost recovery issues
Smart meter privacy policies and communications plans
Alternative energy portfolio standards issues
Inspection and maintenance matters
Customer complaint cases
Energy RFPs and auctions
Linda has leveraged her utility experience to assist large corporations with energy procurement and utility expense management resulting in significant financial savings.
A consultant on smart grid issues, Linda has educated utilities nationally and internationally on smart meter privacy and health concerns, as well as overall smart grid cost recovery methods. As the editor of the blog Smart Grid Legal News (www.smartgridlegalnews.com
) Linda provides insight on regulatory smart grid cases on the state and federal levels. She was a participating member of the NIST Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP), a national working group which advises regulatory agencies on national smart grid standards, and is an active member of the Department of Energy (DOE) Smart Grid Customer Engagement Working Group. In addition, Linda was an invited participant in the inaugural meeting of DOE’s Minorities in Energy Initiative to address shared challenges in the areas of energy economic development, STEM education and climate change.
Linda is a recipient of the 2010 Berks County Presidential Award of Merit for promoting diversity in the legal profession by teaching business law to grade school children.