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Janine Durand is a Senior Counsel in the Washington D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, and a member of the firm’s Energy, Regulation & Litigation and Energy & Infrastructure Groups.
Ms. Durand’s practice involves the representation of clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”). She represents businesses engaged in the development and management of energy transmission and generation, including merchant transmission projects, and renewable energy. Ms. Durand has represented and advised independent power producers, electric power marketers, merchant transmission developers, interstate pipelines, local distribution companies and utilities in connection with a wide range of regulatory, administrative litigation and transactional matters.
She also focuses on advising clients on matters involving Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators, including interconnection procedures, transmission development, markets and governance. She advises clients on interconnection agreements for generation and transmission line projects. Ms. Durand also represents developers, utilities and investors in connection with regulation, planning, development and construction, and operation of transmission projects and renewable generation facilities.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Durand was Senior Counsel at PJM Interconnection L.L.C., a Regional Transmission Organization, in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania and an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. As Senior Counsel at PJM, she specialized in regional planning matters and interconnection agreements, and worked extensively on the siting and development of 500 kV backbone transmission lines in the PJM region.
Ms. Durand is a member of the State Bar of New Jersey and the District of Columbia Bar. Ms. Durand received her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1997. She graduated from the University of Stuttgart, Germany with a Master of Planning Degree in 1989, and she has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science from San Jose State University, California.
University of Pennsylvania - 1997 Juris Doctor
University of Stuttgart - 1989 Master of Science
San José State University - 1984 Bachelor of Science
District of Columbia Bar
New Jersey Bar