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Gregory D. Jones

Associate

Mr. Jones's practice areas include energy, environmental, administrative, and communications law, and project development. Mr. Jones primarily represents municipal utilities, electric cooperatives, and other government entities on a variety of matters, including ratemaking, open access transmission tariffs, and ISO/RTO issues. He has appeared before FERC in administrative litigation and settlement proceedings and has assisted clients in matters before state public service commissions, including the District of Columbia Public Service Commission. Mr. Jones advises clients on renewable energy policy and assists clients in the development of renewable energy projects, including wind power and solar power projects. He has assisted with the negotiation and preparation of various contracts and other transactional documents, including power purchase agreements, interconnection agreements, transmission service requests and other financing and procurement contracts. Mr. Jones has also assisted with various permitting requirements at the federal, state, and county levels, including environmental and wildlife issues. In addition, Mr. Jones advises clients on electric reliability and compliance matters before FERC, NERC, and regional entities. He has assisted clients to navigate through reliability audits, prepared long-term compliance planning strategies and documents, and monitored new and pending revisions to reliability standards to help his clients understand their compliance obligations.

Prior to joining the Firm as an Associate Attorney in 2011, Mr. Jones accepted a position as a Summer Associate with the Firm, where he assisted senior attorneys with matters before the FERC and gained experience with FERC ratemaking, reliability, and enforcement issues. In 2011, Mr. Jones interned with Defenders of Wildlife, where he assisted the legal department to advocate Defenders’ interests before federal and state courts, and regulatory bodies including the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, and Bureau of Land Management. In law school, Mr. Jones also served as an Articles Editor of the Administrative Law Review and as a classroom Dean's Fellow for the Legal Rhetoric & Writing Department.

  • American University Washington College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2011
  • Syracuse University, B.A.,magna cum laude, 2005
  • Texas
  • District of Columbia
  • Articles Editor, Administrative Law Review
  • Dean’s Fellow, Legal Rhetoric & Writing Department
  • Energy Bar Association
    • Renewable Energy Committee
    • Environmental Regulation Committee
    • Young Lawyers Committee (incoming Vice-Chair)
  • Texas Bar Association
  • DWG&P Presentation:  “Physical and Cyber Security Webinar:  Preparation for Overlapping Initiatives” (Dec. 8, 2014)
  • Contributing Author, Environmental Regulation Committee Report, ENERGY LAW JOURNAL, Vol. 34, No. 2 (2013)
  • Gregory D. Jones, Comment, Electronic Rulemaking in the New Age of Openness: Proposing a Voluntary Two-Tier Registration System for Regulations.gov, 62 ADMIN. L. REV. 1261 (2010).

Overview

Mr. Jones's practice areas include energy, environmental, administrative, and communications law, and project development. Mr. Jones primarily represents municipal utilities, electric cooperatives, and other government entities on a variety of matters, including ratemaking, open access transmission tariffs, and ISO/RTO issues. He has appeared before FERC in administrative litigation and settlement proceedings and has assisted clients in matters before state public service commissions, including the District of Columbia Public Service Commission. Mr. Jones advises clients on renewable energy policy and assists clients in the development of renewable energy projects, including wind power and solar power projects. He has assisted with the negotiation and preparation of various contracts and other transactional documents, including power purchase agreements, interconnection agreements, transmission service requests and other financing and procurement contracts. Mr. Jones has also assisted with various permitting requirements at the federal, state, and county levels, including environmental and wildlife issues. In addition, Mr. Jones advises clients on electric reliability and compliance matters before FERC, NERC, and regional entities. He has assisted clients to navigate through reliability audits, prepared long-term compliance planning strategies and documents, and monitored new and pending revisions to reliability standards to help his clients understand their compliance obligations.

Prior to joining the Firm as an Associate Attorney in 2011, Mr. Jones accepted a position as a Summer Associate with the Firm, where he assisted senior attorneys with matters before the FERC and gained experience with FERC ratemaking, reliability, and enforcement issues. In 2011, Mr. Jones interned with Defenders of Wildlife, where he assisted the legal department to advocate Defenders’ interests before federal and state courts, and regulatory bodies including the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, and Bureau of Land Management. In law school, Mr. Jones also served as an Articles Editor of the Administrative Law Review and as a classroom Dean's Fellow for the Legal Rhetoric & Writing Department.

Education

  • American University Washington College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2011
  • Syracuse University, B.A.,magna cum laude, 2005

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • District of Columbia

Honors

  • Articles Editor, Administrative Law Review
  • Dean’s Fellow, Legal Rhetoric & Writing Department

Organizations

  • Energy Bar Association
    • Renewable Energy Committee
    • Environmental Regulation Committee
    • Young Lawyers Committee (incoming Vice-Chair)
  • Texas Bar Association

Presentations

  • DWG&P Presentation:  “Physical and Cyber Security Webinar:  Preparation for Overlapping Initiatives” (Dec. 8, 2014)

Publications

  • Contributing Author, Environmental Regulation Committee Report, ENERGY LAW JOURNAL, Vol. 34, No. 2 (2013)
  • Gregory D. Jones, Comment, Electronic Rulemaking in the New Age of Openness: Proposing a Voluntary Two-Tier Registration System for Regulations.gov, 62 ADMIN. L. REV. 1261 (2010).