Lillian S. Harris Joins Post & Schell's Energy & Utilities Group in Harrisburg as a Principal
Harrisburg, PA – January 4, 2016 – Post & Schell, P.C. is pleased to announce that Lillian Harris has joined the Firm as a Principal in its Energy & Utilities Practice Group, resident in the Firm’s Harrisburg, PA Office. Ms. Harris has over 25 years of industry, government, and private practice experience in energy and utility industry-specific legal matters, including regulatory and transactional matters, Marcellus Shale matters, as well as government affairs and legislative experience. She also joins as a member of the Firm’s Marcellus Shale Practice Group.
Ms. Harris joins Post & Schell from UGI Utilities, Inc., where she served as Director, Legislative Affairs. During her tenure, she oversaw the gas and electric distribution utility’s interaction and communication with Pennsylvania’s General Assembly and Governor on regulatory and legislative matters, against the backdrop of the Commonwealth’s historic Marcellus Shale development..
Prior to joining UGI, Ms. Harris was Counsel with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PA PUC), where she served as primary drafter of orders coming before the five-member Commission in complex litigation matters. She was recognized during her tenure with the PA PUC’s Distinguished Service Award.
“Lillian is well-known for her professionalism and legal acumen in the energy and utilities industry and legal community,” said Michael W. Gang, Co-Chair of Post & Schell’s Energy & Utilities Practice Group. “She brings to Post & Schell the perspective of a quarter-century career – in private practice representing the utility industry and other participants in energy regulatory proceedings, in government with the PA PUC, and in industry with a distribution utility. She has a unique combination of skills and experience that will strengthen our Practice Group and prove beneficial to our energy and utility clients.”
Before her brief service as Counsel to the PA PUC, Ms. Harris spent 20 years in private practice with a regulatory-focused law firm representing clients in the energy and utilities industries, including natural gas, electric, water/sewer, and telecommunications companies. Her practice for these clients focused on complex rate cases, mergers and acquisitions, and regulatory and compliance matters.
“Post & Schell was the ideal Firm to join as I returned to private practice,” said Ms. Harris. “I’ve known and worked with many of the Firm’s attorneys over the years, including as a client of the Energy & Utilities Practice Group. They are highly-respected in the industry and Pennsylvania for their work on behalf of clients in an increasingly complex regulatory environment. I look forward to helping the group and Firm continue to grow.”
Ms. Harris is a 1987 graduate of Penn State University’s Dickinson School of Law, and holds a B.S. degree in Public Service from Penn State University. She served as a Senior Clerk to the Honorable James Gardner Colins of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania from 1987 through 1990.
Post & Schell’s Harrisburg, PA Office has now grown to 20 attorneys who work in multiple practices areas, including Energy & Utilities, Health Care, Commercial Litigation, Construction, Labor & Employment, Business & Corporate, and Real Estate.
About Post & Schell’s Energy & Utilities Practice Group
Post & Schell’s Energy & Utilities Practice Group assists clients in a broad range of regulatory and transactional matters involving the electric, Marcellus Shale, natural gas, oil and liquids pipeline, renewable/alternative energy, and water/wastewater industries.
The Group’s attorneys have extensive experience before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Transportation, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PA PUC) and other state public utility commissions and courts, as well as in related transactional matters. Post & Schell attorneys include former FERC and PPUC staffers, as well as attorneys who have previously clerked for federal and state appellate judges. Learn more at: http://bit.ly/postschellenergy.
About Post & Schell, P.C.
Post & Schell, P.C. is committed to defining, measuring and achieving legal excellence. We provide sophisticated legal services and strategic counseling to highly regulated industries and their directors, officers, and stakeholders regionally, nationally and internationally. Our attorneys provide our clients with problem-solving and efficient representation in litigation, regulatory, compliance, corporate and public policy matters.
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