Caitlin M. Shields focuses her practice on energy and environmental regulation. She routinely advises clients on integrated resource planning issues, ratemaking and rate design, Smart Grid, energy efficiency, renewable energy, distributed generation, net metering, energy procurement, utility restructuring and competitive market development. She also devotes a significant portion of her practice to providing strategic policy and legislative guidance, and finding creative regulatory solutions to issues posed by new and emerging energy technologies.
Ms. Shields also advises clients in environmental, health and safety matters. She provides regulatory and compliance counseling, conducts environmental due diligence reviews on transactional matters, and represents clients in administrative and judicial enforcement cases.
Previously, Ms. Shields worked for a boutique energy and environmental litigation firm in Chicago. Prior to that, she was a law clerk for Judge Herbert L. Stern III of the Denver District Court where she focused on complex civil litigation and administrative appeals. She has clerked for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Criminal Enforcement, Forensics and Training, and worked as a summer associate at a large law firm in Buenos Aires, Argentina.