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Education

  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2004
  • M.A., University of Maryland College Park, Economics, 1996
  • B.A., The College of Wooster, Economics, 1992

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland

Memberships & Affiliations

Board Member, Charitable Foundation of the Energy Bar Association

Women's Council on Energy and the Environment

Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia

Maryland State Bar Association, Section on Environmental Law

District of Columbia Bar Association, Section on Environment, Energy and Natural Resources

Member, McCarter & English Women’s Initiative Steering Committee

Kimberly B. Frank

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Representative Matters

Developed arguments for a coalition of nine amici state agencies opposing claims in the Third and Fourth Circuits that state commission-administered procurements for new generation capacity are preempted by the Federal Power Act.*
Represented the Maryland Public Service Commission in FERC complaint proceedings successfully challenging PJM energy market mitigation rules preferentially exempting some generators from offer mitigation and costing Maryland electric customers more than $80 million annually.*
Represented the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority in FERC settlement proceedings setting cost-of-service rates for Connecticut generators operating to ensure grid reliability, negotiating agreements that substantially reduced costs to Connecticut customers.*
Represented the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority in FERC proceedings to set electric transmission rates, including requests for incentive adders and preferential rate treatments for new transmission investments.*
Advised Maryland Public Service Commission staff to prepare comprehensive regulations implementing the state’s offshore wind legislation, including developing a competitive solicitation process and a financeable renewable energy credit payment mechanism between energy suppliers and wind projects.*
Provided counsel to state agency on its competitive procurements for renewable energy advancing the State's public policy objectives to promote access to clean energy supplies.*
Counsel wind power developers on procedures for interconnecting to transmission systems and compliance with FERC generator interconnection procedures, and advise and negotiate generator interconnection agreements with the transmission provider.*
Negotiate power purchase agreements and advise wind power developers on regulatory provisions affecting project financing, such as curtailment rules in the utility's or regional transmission organization's tariff.*
*Representative engagements performed prior to joining McCarter & English.