Pamela L. Jacklin
Retired Partner
Portland, OR
(503) 294-9406 Direct
(503) 220-2480 Fax

pljacklin@stoel.com


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Pamela L. Jacklin

Experience

Pamela Jacklin is a retired partner of the firm and focused her practice on issues relating to transmission of electricity and interconnection of generation to the grid, expansion and restructuring of electric transmission and markets and representing clients before regional and national regulatory agencies, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Representative Work

  • Advised clients on interconnection strategy and negotiate interconnection agreements with RTOs/ISOs, the Bonneville Power Administration, investor-owned utilities and nonjurisdictional publicly owned utilities.
  • Represented clients in due diligence process involving acquisition of target wind development companies, including assessments of interconnection and transmission issues.
  • Represented various clients before FERC in rule-making proceedings, rate filings, regulatory authorizations and compliance.
  • Represented wind developers in generation interconnection disputes.
  • Negotiated and drafted Joint Ownership Agreements and Facilities Use Agreements in connection with interconnection strategies.
  • Advised independent power producers on transmission strategy in connection with power plant development in transmission-constrained areas.
  • Assisted a nonprofit composed of environmental and renewable energy advocates in rule-making proceedings to establish Washington regulations for renewable energy standards.
  • Represented wind developer on various building code, permit, license and electric safety requirements in connection with the construction of an Oregon wind plant.
  • Represented a small hydroelectric power facility in various FERC proceedings, including hydropower licensing issues, QF certification, an OATT exemption and rate filing.
  • Represented a client in a self-report to FERC of regulatory violations.
  • Represented a national renewable energy developer in a four-way negotiation with a utility seeking to acquire a wind project, a utility that owned the transmission rights at the point of interconnection, and a regional transmission organization. Negotiated an agreement that allowed alternate interconnection configurations and handled related FERC proceedings.
  • Represented a coalition of wind developers in the BPA rate case to establish a wind integration charge, resulting in a nonprecedential settlement.
  • Represented a utility and its renewable energy affiliate in the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) rate case establishing generation balancing changes and successfully obtained waiver of penalties for wind generation.
  • Represented a large, investor-owned utility in its efforts to establish an RTO in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Represented an investor-owned utility in the BPA subscription process and settled the client's claim against BPA under the Residential Purchase and Exchange Program.

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Award of Legal Merit, University of Idaho College of Law, 2005
  • Judge Mercedes Deiz Award for contribution to minorities and women in the legal profession, Oregon Women Lawyers, 2004
  • Advisory Council, College of Law, University of Idaho, 1996-1999
  • Meritorious Service Award, Rotary Club, 1996
  • YWCA Woman of Achievement Award, 1992
  • President's Public Service Award, Oregon State Bar, 1991
  • Chair, Multnomah Bar Association Committee on the Status of Women, 1987
  • Founders Award for pro bono contributions, Northwest Women's Law Center, 1986
  • Volunteer attorney and former member, Lawyer's Committee of the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon

Firm

  • From 2005-2009, Pam was Stoel Rives' Lead Diversity Partner and Chair of its Diversity Committee, which promotes diversity within the firm and works to recruit, develop, and retain diverse attorneys and staff

Civic Activities

  • Cofounder, I Have a Dream Foundation-Oregon, former Chair of the Board of Directors, sponsor of first project (educational enhancement and scholarship program for at-risk youth), currently ex officio board member, 1990-2009
  • Member of the Board of Trustees, Linfield College, a small liberal arts college in McMinnville, Oregon, 2006-2009; member of Accreditation Steering Committee, Linfield College, 2007-2008
  • Host family for foreign students studying or completing internships in Portland from Benin, China, Egypt, France, India, Ivory Coast, Rwanda and Slovakia

Prior Experience

  • Prior to joining the firm, Pam served on the administrative faculty at Washington State University, Pullman, Washington (administering affirmative action and women's programs and teaching related courses) and the political science faculty at Bowie State College, Maryland.

Education

  • University of Idaho, J.D., 1978
    Law Review
  • Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy, (MALD), 1969
    Celia Howard Fellowship
  • Institut Universitaire de Hautes Etudes Internationales, Geneva, Switzerland, 1967-1968
    MacJannet Fellowship
    Celia Howard Fellowship
  • Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, M.A., 1967
    Celia Howard Fellowship
  • Illinois Wesleyan University, B.A., 1966, with honors
    Phi Kappa Phi

Admissions

  • Oregon

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