About Jessica

Jessica Bayles is a partner in Stoel Rives’ Energy Development group, where she focuses her practice on energy regulatory support for renewable project development and transactions, compliance counseling, and regulatory controversies. Jessica counsels renewable energy developers and asset managers on compliance with the requirements of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). She has significant experience in complex litigation and settlement proceedings before FERC. She also advises large electric customers in state public utility commission proceedings.

Before joining Stoel Rives, Jessica was an associate (2013–2018) and summer associate (2012) at McDermott Will & Emery LLP.

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  • Advised renewable energy developers and asset managers on FERC compliance and energy regulatory issues in project development and acquisitions, including market-based rate applications, Section 203 applications, qualifying facility and exempt wholesale generator certifications, interlocking directorate filings, and change in status notices.
  • Representation of energy project owners/operators in FERC filings and enforcement actions, including self-reporting violations and defending clients in FERC enforcement investigations.
  • Representation of trade organizations, electric cooperatives, and others in contested proceedings, settlement proceedings, and complex litigation at FERC.
  • Representation of industrial and technology companies as customers in state utility commission proceedings.
  • Advised clients on creating FERC compliance programs.

Pro Bono:

  • Representation of asylum seekers pro bono.
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Honors & Activities

  • Included in Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch in America (Energy Law), 2022–2024
  • Listed among Rising Stars (Energy & Natural Resources), Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers®, 2021–2023
  • Recipient, Stoel Rives LLP Andrew Guy Pro Bono Award, 2022
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