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February 23, 2016Press Release

Michael Best Welcomes Transactional Attorney Roxane E. Maywalt

Washington, D.C. (February 23, 2016) – Roxane E. Maywalt has joined Michael Best & Friedrich LLP as an attorney in the firm’s Transactional Practice Group and member of the Energy team.

Maywalt advises clients on federal and state energy law and regulations, including the litigation of complex Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) proceedings involving natural gas and electric matters. She has more than 20 years of experience advising diverse clients on issues of FERC regulation of natural gas pipelines and electric transmission companies, as well as LNG and hydroelectric facilities. She has worked with major industrial gas users, electric and natural gas utilities, electric generators (conventional, renewable and hydroelectric fueled), large municipalities, federal power agencies and interstate natural gas pipelines on a broad range of energy issues.

Maywalt began her legal career as an attorney in the Office of General Counsel at FERC, where she held positions in the pipeline certificates and hydroelectric licensing sections. She spent more than 10 years in private law firm practice in D.C., in addition to serving as senior counsel at a major gas and electric utility company in the Northeast.

“Roxane Maywalt is an excellent addition to the firm’s growing energy practice,” says Todd Palmer, Chair of Michael Best’s Environmental and Energy Practice Group. “Her extensive experience with a variety of regulatory issues and programs will greatly benefit the firm’s present and future energy clients.”

Maywalt received her J.D. from Syracuse University, where she was Managing Editor of the Syracuse Law Review and served on the Moot Court Board, including its Lewis Appellate Competition Committee. She earned her B.S. from Cornell University. In addition to her client work, Maywalt has represented pro bono clients in Social Security Administration claims, as a non-partisan monitor of national, state and local elections for the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Election Protection project, and as an instructor and mentor for multicultural high school students in law classes and mock trial competitions in conjunction with Georgetown University Law Center.

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