Shearman And Sterling

Donna Bobbish is counsel in the Project Development & Finance practice.

She focuses on U.S. and international regulation of energy markets, transactions and project development, including power, natural gas and sustainable development. She advises clients with respect to energy regulatory issues and requirements arising in project finance and merger and acquisition transactions and in energy project development.

She represents clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Donna began her career at FERC, where she was an Attorney Adviser in the Office of Administrative Law Judges, an Attorney Adviser in the Office of the General Counsel, Electric Rates and Corporate Regulation and as a Trial Attorney in the Office of General Counsel, Gas and Oil Litigation.

During the Clinton Administration, Donna served at the DOE, advising the Secretary of Energy and other senior administration officials on policy and regulatory issues associated with domestic and international energy markets. While at DOE, Donna also advised foreign governments and international bodies on regulatory reforms in the natural gas and electricity sectors. She was the principal author of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Natural Gas Initiative recommendations to accelerate private investment in natural gas supplies, infrastructure and trading networks with APEC region. She also led U.S. assistance to the government of Republic of South Africa to draft the country’s first downstream natural gas legislation.


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