Ms. Perkins started as a summer associate in the Firm’s D.C. office in 2017, became an Associate with the Firm in December 2018, and currently works in the Sacramento office. As an Associate, Ms. Perkins focus includes regulatory and administrative law, energy and environmental law, community choice aggregation, electric reliability, and monitoring California Independent System Operator stakeholder processes.
During law school at the University of San Diego, Ms. Perkins interned for the California Public Utilities Commission (“CPUC”), California Department of Transportation (“Caltrans”), and a federal judge for the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California. She also participated in the Energy Law and Policy Clinic, working on an energy efficiency and enforcement issue for the California Energy Commission. Ms. Perkins served as President of the Environmental Law Society, and the Symposium Coordinator for the Ninth Annual Climate & Energy Law Symposium in 2017. She wrote a comment on offshore wind for the San Diego Journal of Climate and Energy Law and served as an associate editor in 2016.
As an intern at the CPUC’s Administrative Law Judge Division in San Francisco, Ms. Perkins assisted in drafting proposed decisions on private works project applications, including a transmission line, water utility acquisition, railroad crossing, and Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity in a telecommunications case. Ms. Perkins was able to continue observing CPUC proceedings through her Public Interest Law and Practice course at the University of San Diego School of Law.
Prior to law school, Ms. Perkins studied biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she worked in marine labs throughout her undergraduate career and became interested in environmental law and policy. She also worked as a litigation assistant at Snyder Law, LLP in Santa Barbara from 2014-2015.