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Baker Botts Welcomes Partner to Energy Regulatory Practice


AUSTIN, January 10, 2022 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international energy, technology and life sciences law firm, announced today that Juliana Morehead Sersen has joined the Energy Regulatory practice of the Global Projects Department as a partner in the Austin office.

Sersen, who was most recently the Assistant General Counsel—Regulatory & Litigation of Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. (ERCOT), where she spent 12 years, brings a comprehensive and detailed technical background of energy litigation and regulatory matters.

Among her duties at ERCOT, she developed, revised, and reviewed proposals to change the rules for the ERCOT grid, managed the market participation registration department, and served as the managing attorney for all matters involving commercial operations in the ERCOT market.

“Juliana is well-known in the community of in-house lawyers and regulatory specialists representing their clients at the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) and ERCOT,” said Baker Botts Managing Partner John Martin. “She will be key in helping us meet the increasing demand we are seeing from clients seeking advice on changes in the regulated power market, particularly in Texas.”

“Juliana is a well-known and respected attorney who will add a level of ERCOT technical and operational expertise that is unparalleled and is certain to bring additional value to our clients in the ERCOT region,” said Jason Bennett, Firmwide Department Chair of Baker Botts’ Global Projects Practice and co-head of its firmwide Energy Sector leadership.

“I am thrilled to join Baker Botts’ highly regarded Energy Regulatory team. The lawyers here have done an outstanding job advising clients on a variety of complex ERCOT matters and I look forward to working with them,” said Sersen.

Sersen is the second partner to join Baker Botts in a week. Last week the firm announced the arrival of Dino Barajas on the West Coast.

Baker Botts’ Energy Regulatory Practice extends to all aspects of federal and state regulation affecting producers, shippers, integrated utilities, energy merchants, midstream operators and transporters, distributors and consumers of energy in virtually all its forms, as well as developers of infrastructure projects and investors in and lenders to the energy sector.

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