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About Jessica

Jessica Monastra advises energy and utility companies on corporate transactions and governance matters, including mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and joint ventures.

Prior to joining Bracewell, Jessica was an extern for the Honorable Judge Marian Blank Horn in the United States Court of Federal Claims and an intern for the Honorable Judge Judith Macaluso in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. She also served as an intern for the office of Congressman Tom Reed (R-NY) in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Recent Notable Matters

Great Plains Energy Incorporated — revised stock-for-stock merger of equals transaction with Westar Energy, Inc., creating a company with a combined equity value of approximately $14 billion, and with nearly 13,000 MW of generation capacity and more than 51,000 miles of distribution lines

Hydro One Limited — $5.3 billion acquisition of Avista Corporation in an all-cash transaction, establishing one of North America’s largest regulated electricity and natural gas businesses with more than $25.4 billion in combined assets

Talen Energy Corporation — $189 million sale of Interstate Energy Company LLC, the owner of a natural gas and oil pipeline located in Pennsylvania, to Adelphia Gateway, LLC, a subsidiary of New Jersey Resources Corporation



The George Washington University Law School,
with honors
University of Michigan,
with distinction

Bar Admissions

New York




The George Washington University Law School
Journal of Energy and Environmental Law
Notes Editor
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
Judicial Extern
Superior Court of the District of Columbia
Judicial Intern
U.S. House of Representatives