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University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., with honors, Certificate in Energy & Environmental Law, 2015, Hartford, CT
Phi Delta Phi
P.E.O. Scholar
American Bar Association Section of Urban, State and Local Government Law Prize, 2015

Rutgers University, BA, summa cum laude, with college honors, 2012, Newark, NJ
James Dickson Carr Scholar
Phi Beta Kappa
Benjamin Weissman Award for Political Writing, 2012

Bar Admissions


District of Columbia


Amber L. Martin Associate

Amber Martin works with public power entities to further their goal of ensuring affordable and reliable electric service.  She joined Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP in 2015 following her graduation from University of Connecticut (UConn) School of Law. Her practice principally includes representing states, municipalities, and joint action agencies in a variety of matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), including rulemakings, market design, transmission rate cases, and gas pipeline rate matters. Amber has also assisted in defending state and municipal clients before various federal courts.

Prior to joining Spiegel, Amber gained insight into the unique challenges state energy regulators must tackle at both the state and federal levels through internships with the Connecticut Attorney General’s Office Energy Department and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.  In 2013, Amber interned with ISO New England Inc., where she assisted with matters related to FERC Order No. 1000 compliance, the regional winter reliability program, and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Disturbance Control Performance standards.  In 2014, Amber interned with Eversource Energy, where she assisted with the preparation of state electric rate cases and Renewable Portfolio Standard compliance.  Amber was a Summer Associate at Spiegel in 2014.

In law school, Amber was active in the Energy and Environmental Law Society and served as the Research Assistant for UConn’s Center for Energy and Environmental Law from 2014 to 2015.  She received the American Bar Association Section of Urban, State and Local Government Law Prize in 2015.