Katie Jorrie specializes in policies, regulations, and commercial transactions in the energy industry. She advises clients on the impact of new developments and emerging technologies on energy generation, transmission, and distribution. The rapidly evolving and highly variable energy and environmental sectors make growth and compliance enormously difficult for clients, and Katie understands this. As a former clerk for the California PUC Administrative Law Judge Division, she has a multilateral understanding of PUC processes and proclivities, and she often represents clients in state regulatory matters.
Katie’s work on regulatory compliance at the federal and state level is comprehensive and includes advising on audits and investigations, renewable energy development, state environmental goals, resource planning, energy efficiency, ratemaking, natural gas, fire safety, wildfire liability, and pole attachments. She is similarly versed in energy-related transactions, advising clients on solar developments and a variety of procurement contracts. Additionally, Katie’s STEM degree provides her with a uniquely informed extra-legal perspective as well as proficiency in the language of her energy clients.
Provided regulatory counsel for various clients including IOUs, POUs, ESPs, CCAs, project developers, and software companies, with special attention to matters of resource adequacy, integrated resource planning, renewables portfolio standards, and General Order 167 audits/investigations.
Admitted to Practice
J.D., The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, 2014
- Issue Editor, I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society
- CALI Award Recipient for Trademarks and Public Utilities
- Public Service Fellow with Recognition
B.S., Physical Geography, minor in Geology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2011
Memberships & Affiliations
- Energy Bar Association, 2014-2015
- American Bar Association, 2013-2015
- Ohio Court Appointed Mediator (Active 2012)
- Law Clerk, California Public Utilities Commission, Administrative Law Judge Division, San Francisco, 2014
- Legislative Legal Intern, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Columbus, Ohio, 2013
- Operations Legal Intern, Marathon Petroleum Company, Findlay, Ohio, 2013
- Judicial Extern for Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor, Supreme Court of Ohio, 2013
- Legislation, Regulations and Urban Affairs Legal Intern, Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Washington, D.C., 2012