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Sandra Rizzo's clients include electric utilities, power marketers, independent power producers, and investment and hedge funds owning securities of electric utility holding companies. She assists clients in litigated proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and state and federal courts; advocates regarding the development of and changes to federal regulatory policies, regulations and rules applicable to the electric industry; and advises clients regarding regulatory compliance and enforcement issues, including compliance with the North American Electric Reliability Corporation's reliability standards. She has counseled and represented clients participating in organized wholesale electric markets, including PJM, ISO New England, NYISO and CAISO, in litigation involving contract disputes, transaction finality, market rule compliance and capacity markets. She has participated in rulemaking and policy proceedings involving competition in wholesale electric markets, market monitoring and pricing issues. She advises clients on a daily basis regarding compliance issues, develops comprehensive compliance programs, prepares regulatory filings, such as Federal Power Act Section 203 applications and applications for market-based rate authority, and represents clients involved in enforcement proceedings.
Sandra Rizzo is the head of the firm's energy regulatory practice.
J.D., The College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, 1992; B.A., George Washington University, 1989.