Senior Counsel

Jessica Soos

Jessica’s practice has focused on the dynamic evolution of the competitive and regulated electric markets in Texas and across the United States. Jessica helps clients evaluate the impact and potential impact of legislative and regulatory constraints and opportunities on the electric markets. Her years of experience as a regulator with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT), and as one of the Assistant Attorneys General representing the PUCT in the Texas courts, arm her with important perspective and understanding as she advises her clients. In addition to her role as a counselor, Jessica also enjoys her role as an advocate for her clients in contested cases at the State Office of Administrative Hearings, before state courts, and before state agencies including the PUCT and ERCOT.

Email: jsoos@enochkever.com
Phone: (512) 615-1206

Professional Background

Publications & Presentations

Professional & Community Activities

Professional Background

Experience

  • Works collaboratively with clients to craft and refine commercial strategies in compliance with
    market structure rules and regulations.
  • Provided counsel in responding to regulatory investigations and requests for information from
    regulatory authorities.
  • Provided regulatory counsel, oversight, and advice regarding wholesale generation operation
    and trading matters in ERCOT, CAISO, ISO-NE, and NYISO.
  • Collaborated in the development of corporate strategy regarding proposed and finalized
    changes to statutes, rules, and protocols governing operation of competitive and regulated
    electric sectors.
  • Represented PUCT in administrative appeals of Commission orders, constitutional challenge
    to Public Utility Regulatory Act, and challenge to Commission rules.
  • Represented Commission Staff in enforcement proceedings, including complex generation
    issues, suspected market manipulation, rate violations, and simple self-reported errors, at
    SOAH, in front of the Commission, and during settlement negotiations.
  • On behalf of regulators, led investigations of alleged regulatory infractions by electric
    generation companies, transmission and distribution utilities, retail electric providers, water
    utilities, and telecommunications utilities.
  • Negotiated voluntary mitigation plans for generators in ERCOT.

Admitted to Practice

  • Texas

Education

  • University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    - J.D., 2014
    - Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal – Publications Editor
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    - B.A., Philosophy, 2011
    - B.B.A., Management Information Systems, 2011

Publications & Presentations

  • 2019 Public Utility Law Section Case Law Update (Co-Presenter & Co-Author)
  • 2018 Public Utility Law Section Case Law Update (Co-Presenter & Co-Author)

Professional & Community Activities

  • State Bar of Texas
    • Public Utility Law Section
  • Austin Bar Association
    • Administrative Law Section
  • Gulf Coast Power Association, 2024-present
  • Association of Women in Energy, 2024-present