Sarah Rafie counsels clients in relation to regulatory matters, particularly in infrastructure service industries, including electric utilities and hydroelectric generators. She advises clients regarding compliance matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and various state regulatory agencies.
Before joining Bracewell, Sarah served as a judicial intern to Judge Jennifer W. Elrod of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Houston, and as an appellate intern in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri. While in law school, Sarah worked as a research assistant for Professor Doug Laycock and was a member of his team for the religious liberty case Holt v. Hobbs, which won a unanimous victory at the U.S. Supreme Court.
Publications and Speeches
"EPA Hazardous Air Pollutant Standards Risk And Technology Reviews: Tight Deadlines and (Some) DC Circuit Guidance," Environmental Quarterly, Summer 2017 edition.