Jay is a partner on the firm's Environment & Natural Resources Team and Electric Cooperatives Practice. Jay’s practice analyzes and advises his clients on emerging carbon and climate law issues in the industry, electric cooperative and transportation sectors. New Carbon and Climate laws and policies 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). The challenges on all sides of these efforts are real from both the federal and state perspectives. Carbon generation may be required to achieve net zero CO2 emissions in the 2035 to 2045 timeframe. Carbon constraints will significantly impact electricity generators and industrial sources. Jay’s experience as a Clean Air Act lawyer allows him to provide clients with comprehensive compliance strategies and ongoing advice. Most recently, Jay has represented industry with respect to the Virginia Clean Energy Act and a challenge to a recent VA CO2 trading rule.

Jay is a partner on the firm's Environment & Natural Resources Team and Electric Cooperatives Practice.

Jay’s practice analyzes and advises his clients on emerging carbon and climate law issues in the industry, electric cooperative and transportation sectors. New Carbon and Climate laws and policies 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). The challenges on all sides of these efforts are real from both the federal and state perspectives. Carbon generation may be required to achieve net zero CO2 emissions in the 2035 to 2045 timeframe. Carbon constraints will significantly impact electricity generators and industrial sources. Jay’s experience as a Clean Air Act lawyer allows him to provide clients with comprehensive compliance strategies and ongoing advice. Most recently, Jay has represented industry with respect to the Virginia Clean Energy Act and a challenge to a recent VA CO2 trading rule.

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 CEO’s 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.