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Having practiced energy law for over twenty-nine years, Wendy has been consistently recognized by Chambers USA as a leader in the field, describing her as “almost superhuman when it comes to managing a diverse group into a consistent regulatory position” in their 2010 rankings. In 2021, Chambers noted, “Wendy provides wise guidance on how best to address legal requirements in a manner that is both convincing and understandable” and also commended her “great leadership and organizational skills.” Wendy is also recognized in Chambers Global.

Known for her depth of knowledge and superb handling of clients, Wendy focuses her practice on representing electric utility clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and federal courts. She is particularly focused on representing transmission owners in a variety of matters including transmission rates, tariffs, regional transmission organization (RTO) formation and compliance. In addition, Wendy has extensive experience counseling the MISO Transmission Owners on all regulatory issues, as well as representing U.S. and Canadian entities on a wide range of electric regulatory matters.

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Location

  • 1200 G Street, NW, Suite 600
    Washington, DC 20005-3898

Education

  • College of William & Mary, J.D. , graduated 1992
  • University of Virginia, B.A., distinction in History, graduated 1989

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, Virginia

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Energy Bar Association - Member
  • Women’s Council on Energy and the Environment - Member

Court Admissions

  • Virginia (practice limited to matters/proceedings before federal courts and agencies)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Wright & Talisman, P.C.
Headquarters: Washington, District of Columbia

3 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

2 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Energy Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Energy Law, Washington, D.C. (2023)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Energy Law

Awards:

  • Chambers USA, Energy: Electricity (2005-2020)
  • Chambers Global, Energy & Natural Resources (2012-2020)
  • Super Lawyers, Washington, DC, Energy & Natural Resources (2013)
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Energy Law (2014-2020)

Washington, D.C.'s "Lawyer of the Year" 2023


by Gregory Sirico

Wendy N. Reed is honored as 2023 "Lawyer of the Year" in Washington, D.C. for Energy Law.

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