Jessica L. Bayles

Jessica L. Bayles

Washington, D.C.

About Jessica

Jessica Bayles is an associate in Stoel Rives’ Energy Development group, where she focuses her practice on energy regulatory, litigation, and transactional matters. She has significant experience in complex litigation before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Jessica also advises clients with respect to FERC regulatory matters, distributed solar regulatory matters, environmental and energy risks associated with M&A transactions, renewable power purchase agreements, and commercial agreements for independent power producers.

Before joining Stoel Rives, Jessica was an associate (2013-2018) and summer associate (2012) at McDermott Will & Emery LLP. While in law school, she was a law clerk for the U.S. Department of Justice, Environment & Natural Resources Division (2012), and for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (2011).

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  • Represented midstream energy company in litigation in federal district court involving alleged violations of the Renewable Fuel Standard.
  • Represented large energy company in $1B litigation before FERC involving allegations of market manipulation during the 2001 California Energy Crisis.
  • Represented wind facility in protesting a petition for a declaratory order by the transmission provider concerning liquidated damages in the interconnection agreement.
  • Represented owner of natural gas storage facility in protesting proposed abandonment of capacity by lessee.
  • Represented large energy company in appeals from FERC orders to the Ninth Circuit.

Regulatory & Transactional:

  • Advised financial institutions on regulatory risks associated with tax-equity investment in third-party solar providers.
  • Represented energy companies in connection with market-based rate applications, Section 203 applications, and FERC enforcement matters.
  • Advised on energy and environmental risks associated with M&A transactions.
  • Represented independent power producer in negotiation of renewable energy credit purchase agreements, retail electric and natural gas agreements, and supply chain agreements.
  • Represented global consumer goods company in negotiation of wind and solar power purchase agreements.

Pro Bono:

  • Represented asylum seekers pro bono.
  • Represented marine law professors in submission of amicus brief on creation of National Marine Monuments under the Antiquities Act.
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