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About Serena

Serena Rwejuna focuses her practice on energy regulation and public policy matters. She advises energy companies and other clients in matters involving enforcement and compliance, energy projects, hydroelectric licensing, applications, transactions and litigation before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). She has assisted with the preparation and filing of initial applications, compliance filings and various pleadings in connection with regulatory approvals and other FERC requirements. Serena also has experience with state regulatory matters, including the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) regulations and retail choice programs.

Serena also advises energy and commodity firms on enforcement and compliance matters before FERC and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). She has assisted in defending energy and commodity firms against allegations of market manipulation and related trading violations in investigations and enforcement actions brought before FERC and the CFTC.

While in law school, Serena worked as a law clerk for the Goodrich Corporation, which in 2012 became UTC Aerospace Systems after merging with Hamilton Sundstrand to become one of the world’s largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products.

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

Energy companies — representing clients in non-public, FERC investigations surrounding allegations of manipulation of natural gas and electricity markets, including responding to data requests, defending depositions, responding to preliminary conclusions and settlement negotiations

Large, multinational companies — representing clients in non-public investigations conducted by the CFTC involving energy and agricultural commodities and metals, including responding to document requests, taking of testimony and responding to Wells Notices

Large, multinational companies — conducting investigations and reviews of compliance practices and advising clients regarding implementation of effective compliance programs

Large, multinational companies — providing transactional advice regarding regulatory compliance

Publications and Speeches

“Time For FERC To Re-Examine Its Hydropower License Policy,” Law360, May 3, 2017.

“Current Policy and Regulatory Issues,” The Transmission Business School, May 2, 2017.

“California Ruling Gives Discovery Hope to Challengers of FERC Rulings,” Electric Light & Power, April 13, 2017.

“Another Year of Enforcement at FERC and CFTC,” Law360, January 5, 2017.

“FERC Denies Request for Discovery by Respondent in FERC Enforcement Case,” Electric Light & Power, May 12, 2016.

“Recent Developments in Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Industries,” ABA Section of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law, 2016.

“Recent Developments in Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Industries,” ABA Section of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law, 2015.

“Recent Developments in Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Industries,” ABA Section of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law, 2014.

Credentials

Education

Duke University School of Law,
J.D.
2013
University of Massachusetts,
Graduate Certificate
2009
Wake Forest University,
M.A.M.
2008
Wake Forest University,
B.A.
2007
cum laude

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia
Virginia

Affiliations

American Association of Blacks in Energy
Vice President, Washington, D.C. Chapter, 2017 - 2019
Women’s Council on Energy & the Environment
Women’s Energy Network
Women of Wind Energy
American Council on Renewable Energy
Energy Bar Association
Compliance and Enforcement Committee
2017-2018

News

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

Thomson Reuters
Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers
Rising Star, 2017
Goodrich Corporation
Law Clerk
Duke University School of Law
Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy
Editorial Board

Events

Past Events