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Overview

Sylvia is a corporate associate in Husch Blackwell’s Washington, DC office, where she focuses on matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and state public utility commissions.

Her practice involves federal-agency and federal-appellate litigation, state and federal regulatory enforcement and compliance, purchase and sale agreements, power purchase agreements, and corporate governance. Sylvia counsels independent transmission companies, generation developers, vertically integrated utilities, commercial and industrial clients, a resource conservancy, state public utility commissions, and electric power cooperatives. She specializes in electric power cost allocation and is experienced in preparing applications for market-based rate authority for entities seeking to sell power in federal power markets, and applications for acquisition, merger, and consolidation of utility assets.

Sylvia also works with the firm’s Government Compliance, Investigations & Litigation practice group where she works with a team of attorneys to advise clients facing or cooperating with government investigations. In that capacity, she has experience advising information technology companies and electric-power-market participants. Sylvia’s pro bono practice involves representation of a client in an investigation into opiate over-prescription.

Prior to her time with the firm, she served as an intern at the Vermont Public Service Department and interned with General Counsel of Vermont Energy Investment Corporation. In law school, Sylvia received the Rubin Fellowship for her work on behalf of clients who are disadvantaged and traditionally underrepresented.


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Education

  • J.D., Vermont Law School
    • cum laude
      • Vermont Law Review, Editor
      • Business Law Certificate 
      • Energy Law Certificate
  • B.A., Creighton University
    • cum laude
    • Political Science

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Vermont
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Energy Bar Association
  • Vermont Law School Alumni Association, Board of Directors
  • Women’s Council on Energy and the Environment