Jay is a partner in both the Williams Mullen Environment & Natural Resources Practice and Electric Cooperative Practice.
Jay’s practice analyzes emerging carbon and climate law issues in the industry, electric cooperative and transportation sectors. Evolving carbon and climate law issues are complex state and federal legislation, regulations and policy, including all aspects of CO2 allowance markets, development of renewable generation and other energy resources (solar, on- and off-shore wind, storage, energy efficiency and demand-side measures). Many of these carbon and climate law efforts are moving forward as part of state Green New Deal efforts which focus on the shutdown of all utility fossil generation and elimination of all associated CO2 emissions. Most recently, Jay represents industry with respect to the Virginia Clean Energy Act.

Jay is a partner in both the Williams Mullen Environment & Natural Resources Practice and Electric Cooperative Practice.

Jay’s practice analyzes emerging carbon and climate law issues in the industry, electric cooperative and transportation sectors. Evolving carbon and climate law issues are complex state and federal legislation, regulations and policy, including all aspects of CO2 allowance markets, development of renewable generation and other energy resources (solar, on- and off-shore wind, storage, energy efficiency and demand-side measures). Many of these carbon and climate law efforts are moving forward as part of state Green New Deal efforts which focus on the shutdown of all utility fossil generation and elimination of all associated CO2 emissions. Most recently, Jay represents industry with respect to the Virginia Clean Energy Act.

Jay brings decades of experience representing Electric Cooperatives nation-wide to the firm’s Electric Cooperative Practice. A significant focus of the firm’s electric cooperative lawyers is advising CEOs and management teams with respect to corporate governance issues and board challenges. Jay contributes his experience advising electric cooperative management on future regulatory challenges that now include carbon and climate law. He also supports the firm’s practice before the Virginia State Corporation Commission.

Jay has over 25 years of experience advising clients throughout the United States on every aspect of the Clean Air Act and associated energy issues. This advice includes planning, permitting, compliance, enforcement, and new regulations in the context of state, federal and third parties matters.    

Jay speaks on developments in carbon and climate law, EPA rules, enforcement initiatives, citizen suit litigation and coal and natural gas issues. Jay earned his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from the University of Richmond. He earned an M.A.P.A. degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia.