Linda R. Evers Named Chair of Stevens & Lee’s Energy, Communications and Public Utilities Group
READING, PA, July 12, 2010 – Stevens & Lee announced today that Linda R. Evers, a Stevens & Lee Shareholder, has been named Chair of the firm’s Energy, Communications and Public Utility practice. She will also serve on the firm’s Executive Committee.
Using her 18 years of experience as in-house counsel, Ms. Evers will continue to work with general counsel, legal departments and firm executive leadership to develop and implement strategies to ensure that we consistently deliver value to our clients.
Prior to joining Stevens & Lee in January 2010, Ms. Evers served as long-time counsel for FirstEnergy Service Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corporation, the fifth largest investor-owned utility company in the nation.
As FirstEnergy’s Pennsylvania regulatory lawyer, Ms. Evers served as lead attorney in rulemakings regarding energy and consumer policy, as well as reliability, tariff and rates related litigation concerning Metropolitan Edison (Met-Ed), Pennsylvania Electric Company (Penelec) and Pennsylvania Power Company, one of the first electric distribution companies to comply with the Commonwealth’s Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards and to address rate cap expiration.
In addition, Ms. Evers recently filed and obtained the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission’s approval of Met-Ed and Penelec’s Default Service Programs through a settlement with multiple intervenors. These programs determine how Met-Ed and Penelec will supply power to customers in 2011 when rate caps expire.
While in-house, Ms. Evers was an active member of the Electric Regulatory Committee of the Energy Association of Pennsylvania and Corporate Counsel Women of Color®, an organization of women attorneys of color who serve as in-house legal counsel for corporations in the U.S. and around the world.
She is a member of the Energy Bar Association, American Association of Blacks in Energy, American Bar Association, National Bar Association, Minority Bar Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Berks County Bar Association, where she is a “Lawyers in the Classroom” volunteer. She serves on the Board of Directors of Glad Services, coordinating its pro bono program and volunteered in “Get Help Now,” a state-sponsored program that used lawyers and financial professionals to provide advice to those affected by the economic downturn.
Ms. Evers is a frequent blogger on law firm value and energy issues on LegalOnRamp.com, an online resource for in-house counsel. She holds a J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law and a B.S. from Northwestern University.