Suzanne McBride focuses her practice on the representation of electric and natural gas utilities and oil pipeline companies on a wide range of regulatory matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and U.S. Courts of Appeal. She counsels various clients on rate development, contract and tariff provisions, regulatory compliance and investigation defense, administrative litigation, and transactional matters. She also advises on compliance with North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and regional reliability standards, including self-reports, spot checks, formal audits and enforcement actions involving NERC and FERC’s Office of Enforcement.
Prior to joining Van Ness Feldman, Suzanne served in a variety of regulatory and legal roles with investor-owned utilities, focusing on FERC matters and NERC compliance. Suzanne also served at the FERC as a litigation counsel within the Office of Administrative Litigation, and a regulatory analyst within the Office of Electric Reliability.
Georgetown University Law Center
B.A., summa cum laude, 1995
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
American Bar Association
Infrastructure and Regulated Industries Section
Energy Bar Association
Women's Energy Network
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Office of Electric Reliability, Energy Industry Analyst, 2014-2015
Office of Administrative Litigation, Attorney-Advisor 2000-2001, Energy Industry Analyst, 1998-2000