Jo Ann counsels regulated entities and
entities that wish to own regulated assets related to energy in Texas and
represents them in front of state and federal regulators. She represents
clients in complex matters decided in bench trials in administrative and civil
forums. She also assists clients in meeting federal electric reliability
standards, helping them navigate audits and reconcile potential non-compliance
issues. In addition, Jo Ann advises parties to transactions that touch
regulated, energy related assets.
Over the course of a career that has spanned
more than three decades, Jo Ann has earned a reputation for her judgment and
experience in helping clients negotiate the often unpredictable, complicated
terrain of the energy regulatory landscape. In fact, she has helped to shape
that landscape in the legislative process, working, for example, to craft the
bill that ultimately passed the Texas Legislature to restructure the unbundled
electricity market in the state.
USA has repeatedly recognized
Jo Ann for her energy regulatory work. She has served on the Hendrix College
board of trustees since 1998.