The Edison Electric Institute board of directors on Monday approved the election of Emily Fisher to EEI vice president, legal. Prior to this, Fisher served as EEI deputy general counsel, energy & climate.
“Emily’s tremendous experience and knowledge on a range of public policy issues make her eminently qualified to lead EEI’s legal department,” said EEI President Tom Kuhn. “Among other activities, Emily worked closely with EEI’s member companies and a broad range of stakeholders to direct our response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s rulemaking to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the power sector.”
Ed Comer, EEI’s general counsel, will retire on December 31. “Ed has been a very valuable member of the EEI officer team, helping direct EEI public policy on landmark issues including industry restructuring, clean air and climate issues,” added Kuhn. “We congratulate Ed on his upcoming retirement and extend our gratitude for his 35 years of service to EEI and our member companies.”
Fisher joined EEI in 2008, and her primary areas of responsibility have included energy and environmental regulation, with a focus on climate change, air quality, permitting, electric vehicles and energy efficiency. She also has participated in efforts before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission the Department of Energy and the Federal Trade Commission.
During her time at the law firms Dewey Ballantine llp and Dickstein Shapiro llp in Washington, D.C., Fisher represented investor-owned electric companies and independent power producers on a range of regulatory proceedings before FERC and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Prior to joining EEI, Fisher was a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State. She served at the U.S. Embassies in Bangkok, Thailand, and Bogotá, Colombia.
Fisher received a B.A., summa cum laude, in international affairs with a concentration in economics from George Washington University and a J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was the administrative editor of the Georgetown Environmental Law Review. She is admitted to practice law in Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Fisher and her husband live in Washington, D.C., with their son.