Cynthia Bogorad has won national acclaim as one of the leading attorneys shaping energy law and helping municipal and co-op electric systems achieve their objectives through the legislative and regulatory arenas, litigation and negotiations. Cindy’s advocacy efforts range from fighting for individual clients to advancing the policy goals for national organizations like TAPS (the Transmission Access Policy Study Group, an association of transmission dependent utilities).
The Harvard Law grad has been named by Public Utilities Fortnightly as one of the industry’s 35 “Groundbreaking Lawyers of 2009” and by Legal Times as one of DC’s top ten energy lawyers. Cindy has repeatedly been recognized as an AV Preeminent-Top Rated Lawyer® for Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources and was included in the Martindale Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers for 2011. Cindy was also selected as a “Super Lawyer” in Energy and Natural Resources for 2013–2020 by Washington, DC Super Lawyers magazine. She has been listed in Chambers USA and Chambers Global, where one commenter noted Cindy “is a first port of call for any FERC-related issues,” adding that she “will not stop until she has the answer.” Another stated she is a “fierce advocate for her clients; when she speaks, people listen.”
“I use my skills to help clients achieve their mission — delivering reliable electric service at affordable cost — and take to heart their issues and challenges,” she says. “I relish being an integral part of my clients’ team rather than just a ‘hired gun’ and work to open doors and creatively solve their problems.”
Cindy’s active involvement in the legislative process leading to the Energy Policy Acts of 1992 and 2005, and in all major electric rulemakings at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), gives her a breadth and depth of experience to help clients benefit from and adapt to the fast-changing regulatory landscape. For example, her direct involvement in developing Energy Policy Act of 2005’s reliability title and FERC’s implementing rulemakings enables Cindy to successfully counsel clients on North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) compliance.
“It’s gratifying to put to client advantage provisions that became part of the Federal Power Act or FERC’s Open Access Transmission Tariff as a result of my advocacy in the legislative and rulemaking process,” says Cindy.
Electric, reliability, compliance and enforcement, litigation and appeals, negotiating agreements and public policy and lobbying.