Jennings, Strouss & Salmon Expands Energy Practice Group with the Addition of Gerit F. Hull


PHOENIX, Ariz. (April 6, 2016) – Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C., a leading Phoenix-based law firm, is pleased to announce that Gerit F. Hull has joined the firm as a Member in the firm’s Energy Practice in Washington, D.C.

“We are excited to have Gerit join us,” stated Deb Roby, Chair of the firm’s Energy Practice Group. “His depth of experience in the electric and natural gas industries will be a tremendous benefit to the firm’s energy clients.”

Hull represents clients in the electricity and natural gas industries. He is experienced in matters involving production, acquisition and sales of energy in wholesale and retail markets, and related transportation, transmission and distribution services. Hull offers transactional representation and counsel regarding compliance with state and federal regulations. Hull provides advocacy in matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), state utility commissions, and in state and federal court.

Hull’s practice addresses issues stemming from wholesale and retail electricity market participation, Regional Transmission Organization (RTO) membership, transmission system expansions and interconnections, transmission and ancillary services rates and tariffs, reliability regulations, hydroelectric project licensing and operations, and access to electric utility infrastructure by communications companies. In the natural gas sector, his engagements involve wholesale market transactions, pipeline transportation service and storage capacity, compliance with safety regulations, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects. In addition, Hull provides counseling and advocacy to gas and electric retail suppliers in licensing, contractual and consumer protection matters.

“I am pleased with the opportunity to join Jennings, Strouss & Salmon,” stated Hull. “The firm’s deep energy bench will be a great resource for my clients and I am looking forward to working closely with the energy team and other talented lawyers at this full-service law firm.”

In addition to over a decade of private practice, Hull’s work experience includes four years as an attorney for the Bonneville Power Administration, an agency under the U.S. Department of Energy that markets electric power produced by federal hydropower facilities in the Pacific Northwest. Hull also served for four years as senior counsel at PacifiCorp, where he focused on matters involving PacifiCorp’s Power Delivery business unit.

Hull earned his J.D. from George Washington University Law School in 1996 and an LL.M. from Lewis & Clark Law School in 2000. He earned a B.A. in economics and management from Hiram College.

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