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Emily R. Jolly // Member
p: 512-615-1208 | f: 512-615-1198 | c: 214-641-4398 | ejolly@enochkever.com

Emily Jolly

Emily specializes in administrative and regulatory law, counseling clients on a broad range of matters including litigation, compliance, enforcement, and due diligence for project development. Emily’s energy practice focuses on matters involving the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT), the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). She serves electric utilities, power generators, retail electric providers, and industrial energy consumers, representing and advising clients in complex regulatory matters and in contested cases at the State Office of Administrative Hearings. Having previously served as senior Staff Attorney for Chief Justice Woodie Jones at the Third Court of Appeals, Emily also supports the appellate team, bringing particular expertise in administrative and energy-related litigation and appeals.

Experience

  • Represents power generation companies, large industrial consumers, and municipally owned utilities in contested matters before the PUCT, SOAH, and other administrative agencies
  • Represents parties in administrative appeals of agency orders
  • Advises wholesale market participants with compliance, enforcement, and registration issues involving FERC, NERC, ERCOT, and the Texas Reliability Entity, Inc. (TRE)
  • Advocates for wholesale and retail market participants in rulemaking proceedings and other projects at the PUCT
  • Represents sophisticated business clients in the Texas courts of appeals and the Supreme Court of Texas
  • Assists trial counsel with error preservation, jury charge issues, and post-trial briefing for complex civil and administrative appeals
  • Advises clients regarding state and federal agency regulatory issues and judicial review of agency decisions
  • Conducts due diligence for energy clients’ potential acquisitions
  • Regularly updates energy clients on changes to applicable state and federal regulations

Representative Matters

  • Assisted with regulatory compliance training programs for largest power generation company in Texas
  • Represented large oil and gas companies in utility rate and CCN proceedings at the PUCT
  • Advised major energy company in its acquisition of power generation facilities in Texas
  • Assisted in drafting and negotiating renewable power purchase agreements
  • Counseled clients regarding regulatory issues associated with significant energy-related transactions
  • Successfully defended licensee in enforcement action before the Texas Department of Insurance
  • Represented large commercial developer in transmission line routing case at the PUCT
  • Represented major companies in contesting administrative enforcement actions

 

Publications

  • Case Law Update, 10 Tex. Tech Admin. L. J. 1, 22 (Fall 2008) (co-author)

Admitted to Practice

  • Texas

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
  • - J.D., with honors, 2007
    - Texas International Law Journal, 2005-2007; Articles and Notes Editor, 2006-2007
    - Dean’s Scholarship, 2006; Bernard and Audre Rapoport Fellowship, 2005
    - Research Assistant for Professor Karen L. Engle, University of Texas School of Law
  • Rice University, Houston, Texas
  • - B.A., English and Political Science, May 2004, magna cum laude
    - Brelsford Scholar, 2004; Dean’s List, 2001-2004

Awards and Recognition

  • Texas Super Lawyers, Administrative, 2016 - 2017

Professional and Community Activities

  • State Bar of Texas, Public Utility Law section
  • Austin Bar Association, Administrative and Civil Appellate Sections
  • Fellow, Travis County Women Lawyers Foundation
  • Travis County Women Lawyers Association
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Gulf Coast Power Association