WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP is pleased to announce that Karol Lyn Newman and her industry-leading energy practice have joined the firm. As a partner in Washington, she will lead the firm’s federal regulatory energy practice, closely coordinating her work with the firm’s growing Denver-based energy practice.
Bryan Tramont, Managing Partner of Wilkinson Barker Knauer, said, “Karol Lyn is an extraordinary leader in the energy bar and will be a critical piece in building our energy regulatory practice in Washington. Karol Lyn has the vision, skills and client base to help take WBK’s energy practice to the next level. It’s a dynamic and energizing time for regulatory practices in Washington and this addition will make an important contribution to the Firm's continued growth.” Ms. Newman commented, “I am very excited to join Wilkinson Barker Knauer and lead its growing federal energy practice. The government’s increasing focus on compliance makes a strong federal regulatory focus essential to any planned activity in the energy sector. Adding my practice and experience to WBK’s already strong energy group will enhance our ability to serve our growing roster of energy industry clients while providing the high-level regulatory advice and counsel that is required in today’s complex regulatory environment. With a strong commitment to excellence and client service, WBK provides the perfect platform from which to grow and develop a premier federal energy practice.”
Ms. Newman has been recognized as a leading energy lawyer in Best Lawyers in America for the past ten years, and received “Best in Energy, Natural Resources, and Mining” honors at the Americas Women in Business Law Awards in 2012. She advises regulated and unregulated entities (both large and small) in corporate restructurings; acquisitions and partnering arrangements; federal and state regulatory and litigation strategies; regulatory enforcement matters; and mediation and negotiation of contract and regulatory disputes. She has successfully litigated many cases before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and in the federal courts, obtaining reversals of agency action in cases having national implications for the industry, and has successfully negotiated settlements in complex regulatory and commercial disputes. Her expertise includes issues of federal jurisdiction; preemption; eminent domain; regulatory takings; the constitutionality of federal legislation; affiliated transactions; misuse of the administrative process; ratemaking, capacity allocations, and capacity transfers; the permitting of federally-regulated facilities; and environmental concerns.
Ms. Newman is an honors graduate of both the University of Maryland and the University of Maryland School of Law, where she was Articles Editor of the Maryland Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. She also is a member of the American Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar Association, the Maryland Bar Association, and the Energy Bar Association. Ms. Newman is admitted to practice in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and the following federal courts: United States Supreme Court; United States Courts of Appeals for the Third, Fourth, Fifth, Tenth, Eleventh and District of Columbia Circuits; and the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP is ranked as a “first tier” firm by Chambers USA (Telecom, Broadcast, and Satellite: Regulatory), and Legal 500 (Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory), and was twice named “Law Firm of the Year” in communications law by U.S. News - Best Lawyers (2012 & 2014). The firm, with offices in Washington, D.C. and Denver, Colorado, advises clients ranging from global Fortune 100 companies to small start-ups in regulatory, transactional, corporate and litigation matters involving all aspects of communications and energy law, at both the state and federal levels. Additional information is at http://www.wbklaw.com.
More on Ms. Newman can be found at http://www.wbklaw.com/Our_Team/Karol_Lyn_Newman and additional information about Wilkinson Barker Knauer can be found at http://www.wbklaw.com. Ms. Newman can be reached at (202) 383-3355 and at firstname.lastname@example.org.