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  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
  • B.A., Rosemont College

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association

Electric Cooperative Bar Association

Energy Bar Association
G&T Lawyers Association, President (1998-1999)

Christine C. Ryan

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    F: 202.354.5144

Christine Ryan advises electric cooperatives and municipal electric systems on virtually every aspect of their business and operations. Ms. Ryan has focused extensively on energy markets, power plant development, restructuring matters, regional transmission organizations, power supply and transmission agreements, and all areas of federal power marketing.

Ms. Ryan's extensive experience in the energy industry includes involvement in large-scale electric project development and contract negotiations, helping clients take power plants from the drawing board to commercial operation. She has helped her clients secure financing arrangements, inter-creditor arrangements, permitting, and ownership structures that meet the needs of one or more owners. She has assisted clients with negotiating agreements covering such areas as engineering procurement construction, asset purchase, joint ownership, operation and maintenance, fuel, and power supply.

Her regulatory work includes involvement in the major rulemaking processes affecting the electric industry and litigating cases before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). She closely follows regulatory developments of the FERC, Environmental Protection Agency, Rural Utilities Service and Southwestern Power Administration.

After graduating from Georgetown University Law Center, Ms. Ryan served as a law clerk to Judge John Lewis Smith, former Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.