Amber Martin Stone counsels state agencies, municipal governments and other consumer-oriented clients to further their goal of ensuring the affordability and reliability of electric service. She has represented clients in nearly every Independent System Operator and Regional Transmission Organization footprint, including ISO New England, New York Independent System Operator, PJM Interconnection, L.L.C., California Independent System Operator and Midcontinent Independent System Operator.
Amber’s practice principally includes advocating on behalf of clients in electric, gas and ratemaking proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) involving wholesale electricity market design, resource adequacy, cost-of-service agreements, pipeline certification and electric transmission and gas transportation rate cases. Amber also represents clients in energy- and telecommunications-focused litigation and appeals before various federal courts and is experienced in handling all aspects of e-discovery.
In addition to her work at Spiegel, Amber is an adjunct professor of law at University of Connecticut School of Law, where she teaches an advanced energy law course focused on federal-state jurisdiction, wholesale electricity markets and resource development policies.
Prior to joining Spiegel, Amber worked as a Staff Attorney II at the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA or the Authority), where she advised the Chair and Commissioners of PURA on federal, regional and state energy policy issues. While in law school, Amber held various energy-focused internships with the Connecticut Office of the Attorney General’s Energy Department (the unit representing the Authority in administrative appeals and state and federal litigation), the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Eversource Energy and New England grid operator ISO New England Inc.
Energy policy matters, electricity market design, transmission rate cases, telecommunications, litigation and appeals.