Clarence Hawkes' practice focuses primarily on complex energy regulatory and transactional matters. Clarence has extensive experience representing clients in administrative litigation and settlement negotiations before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and in other federal and state proceedings concerning energy rulemakings and enforcement actions.
Clarence also has experience assisting clients with the negotiation and preparation of various contracts and other transactional documents, including power purchase agreements and other financing and procurement contracts. Additionally, he has advised clients on electric reliability regulations promulgated by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), the Western Energy Coordinating Council, and other standard-setting organizations.
Prior to his legal career, Clarence worked as a consultant at a government consulting firm where he provided quality assurance and project management services for several states, U.S. territories and Native American tribal nations. Clarence also worked as a community organizer in Charlottesville, VA.
Clarence currently serves as under-secretary for the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy.