Patricia Hurt concentrates her practice in the energy regulatory and transactions area, and has over ten years of experience in the energy industry. Ms. Hurt is a member of the Energy Project Finance Group, which presently represents rural electric cooperatives, independent power producers, and investor owned utilities in energy transactions and in proceedings at the federal and state levels concerning RTO formation, contract disputes, ratemaking, and other related areas.
She is a member of the Virginia Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar Association and the Energy Bar Association.
From 1999 to 2001, Ms. Hurt served as a law clerk for the Honorable William J. Cowan and the Honorable Carmen A. Cintron at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Ms. Hurt previously served as assistant general counsel for the U.S. subsidiary of a Deutsche Telekom, a major international telecommunications corporation. Her interest in energy law began when she worked for a natural gas utility, first as an analyst in the market planningand analysis department and later as a manager responsible for designing and administering unbundling programs in the regulatory department.
Ms. Hurt earned her B.S. degree from George Mason University, her M.B.A. degree from Wake Forest University, and her J.D. degree from the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America.