Linda R. Evers Presents at the American Gas Association Legal Forum
READING, PA, July 23, 2015 – Linda R. Evers, a Shareholder of Stevens & Lee, presented at the American Gas Association’s Legal Forum held July 19 – 22, 2015 in Carlsbad, CA.
Ms. Evers presented “Jurisdictional Conflict and Tension Between the States and FERC” to an audience of natural gas industry attorneys. She provided a report and analysis of recent and pending cases and regulations that may highlight a growing trend of issues arising between states and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The conference focused on the effects of changes in the industry and the legal challenges that may arise.
Ms. Evers is Chair of Stevens & Lee’s Energy, Communications and Public Utility Group. She represents public utilities and other companies in matters before governmental and regulatory agencies, including the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission and New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. With over 18 years of experience as in-house counsel, Ms. Evers provides significant and practical experience to help clients achieve favorable results that are cost-effective and make a positive impact on their financial conditions.
Prior to joining Stevens & Lee, Ms. Evers served as long-time in-house counsel for FirstEnergy, one of the largest investor-owned utilities in the nation. She has leveraged her utility experience to assist large corporations with energy procurement and utility expense management resulting in significant financial savings.
A consultant on smart grid issues, Ms. Evers has educated utilities nationally and internationally on smart meter privacy and health concerns, as well as overall smart grid cost recovery methods and provides insight on regulatory smart grid cases on the state and federal levels. She was a participating member of the NIST Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP), a national working group which advises regulatory agencies on national smart grid standards, and is an active member of the Department of Energy (DOE) Smart Grid Customer Engagement Working Group. She also serves on Pennsylvania’s Sustainable Energy Fund’s Board of Directors. In addition, Ms. Evers was an invited participant in the inaugural meeting of DOE’s Minorities in Energy Initiative to address shared challenges in the areas of energy economic development, STEM education and climate change.
She holds a J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law and a B.S. from Northwestern University.