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  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 1994
  • B.A., Wesleyan University, Phi Beta Kappa, 1989

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Memberships & Affiliations

Energy Bar Association

Electric Cooperative Bar Association

Phyllis G. Kimmel

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Special Counsel
  • T: 202.753.3434
    F: 202.354.4985

Ms. Kimmel joined McCarter & English from Miller, Balis & O’Neil, P.C. in February 2014. Her practice focuses on representation of rural electric cooperatives, municipal power systems, state agencies and nonprofit organizations in energy regulatory and transactional matters. For over a decade, she has represented cooperatives and other clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), state public utility commissions and federal appellate courts.

Ms. Kimmel’s extensive experience includes analyzing and responding to FERC rulemakings on behalf of rural electric cooperatives on issues including reform of the open access transmission rules, transmission planning and cost allocation, integration of renewable resources, transmission incentives, market manipulation and competition in wholesale markets.

Ms. Kimmel also has significant experience in the negotiation and litigation of electric rates and wholesale market rules and the development and implementation of formula rate protocols. Her transactional work includes negotiation of power purchase, interconnection and transmission service agreements.

Ms. Kimmel is the principal contributing author of Chapter 80, Rates and Tariffs, Energy Law and Transactions (2016, Matthew Bender & Company) and is a New York State Bar Association-designated Empire State Counsel, in recognition of performing 50 or more hours of pro bono legal services to low income individuals in 2015.

Prior to entering private practice in 2001, Ms. Kimmel served for four years as Assistant People’s Counsel for the Office of the People’s Counsel for the District of Columbia, where she represented D.C. gas, electric and telecommunications ratepayers before the D.C. Public Service Commission. She has also practiced as an attorney for the National Consumer Law Center, where she advocated on behalf of low-income energy consumers.


Phyllis Kimmel, a New York State Bar Association-designated Empire State Counsel


Rates and Tariffs, Energy Law and Transactions
Chapter 80, Matthew Bender & Company, Inc., a member of the LexisNexis Group