Sandra Rizzo's practice focuses on energy regulation. Her clients include electric utilities, power marketers, independent power producers, and investment and hedge funds owning securities of electric utility holding companies.

Ms. Rizzo counsels energy sector clients on regulatory and compliance matters and represents them in enforcement and administrative proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. She also counsels and represents clients participating in organized wholesale electric markets, including PJM, ISO New England, NYISO and CAISO, in contract disputes, transaction finality, market rule compliance, and capacity markets and has participated in rulemaking and policy proceedings involving competition in wholesale electric markets, market monitoring, and pricing issues.  

Her experience includes advising clients on compliance issues, developing comprehensive compliance programs, preparing regulatory filings, and representing clients involved in enforcement proceedings. Additionally, she routinely advocates for the development of and changes to federal regulatory policies, regulations, and rules applicable to the electric industry.

Perspectives

ITC Launches Investigation into Import of Solar Cells and Modules
Advisory
The New Net Neutrality Rules: How Have Other Regulated Fields Tackled Similar Issues?

Panelist, ABA Section of Antitrust Law

Long-Term GHG Reduction Rule To Change Nature Of EPA (pdf)

Energy Law360. Also ran in Environmental Law360, Project Finance Law360 and Public Policy Law360.

EPA as an Energy Regulator? Potential Limitations on EPA's Proposed Rule on Existing Power Plant Carbon Dioxide Emissions
Arnold & Porter Advisory
Demand Response: The Way Forward (pdf)

National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, 2014 Summer Committee Meetings

Recognition

The Legal 500 US
Energy: Regulatory (2013-2014, 2017)
Energy: Litigation (2008-2012)
Energy: Transaction & Regulatory (2011)
Chambers USA
Energy: Electricity – Regulatory & Litigation (Nationwide) (2009-2018)
Washington, DC Super Lawyers
Energy & Natural Resources (2013-2018)
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Credentials

Education
  • JD, William & Mary Law School
  • BA, The George Washington University
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • US Court of Federal Claims
  • US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • US District Court, District of Columbia
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