Jennifer N. Waters

Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2715
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Jennifer N. Waters is a partner in the firm's Energy Group and is resident in the Washington, D.C. office. She represents clients in a wide variety of energy regulatory, litigation, and transactional matters. Her clients include natural gas companies, local distribution companies, and municipal utility systems providing both gas and electric service, renewable energy companies, large energy users, and other energy industry participants. Recent matters pertain to natural gas rates, services, and certificates. Jennifer has focused on energy law since the late 1970s and participated actively in the restructurings and transformations of the natural gas and electric industries that have occurred since then. She has practiced extensively before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Courts of Appeals, the Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Congress. She is an experienced litigator in administrative and appellate proceedings. Her experience includes both FERC's and the appellate courts' rules of procedure. She has also negotiated and prepared the contractual documents for a range of energy transactions. Jennifer has been named one of the top lawyers in the energy field by Chambers USA. She has also been recognized in the field of energy law by The Best Lawyers in America and as a Washington D.C. "Super Lawyer."

Jennifer is a past president of the Energy Bar Association, former member of the American Bar Association House of Delegates, and former member of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit's Advisory Committee on Procedures.

Jennifer received her law degree cum laude from the Harvard Law School in 1976 and her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard University in 1972. Before entering private practice, she served as a law clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. She is a member of the bar of the District of Columbia.