Special Counsel, Baker Botts L.L.P.
Emil J. Barth, Special Counsel, is a lawyer in the Energy Regulatory practice of Baker Botts LLP in the Washington, DC office. Emil advises clients throughout the energy sector, with a special focus on legal and policy issues affecting electricity markets, renewable energy and transmission development, energy efficiency, and M&A transactions. He has represented solar development companies, independent power producers, and lenders in connection with a broad range of regulatory issues, including net metering, interconnection, and ISO/RTO market rules. At the federal level, Emil represents clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in matters involving the Federal Power Act and the Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act. He also advises clients on permitting for energy projects, including electric transmission lines, marine terminals, and pipeline projects, and has assisted clients in obtaining approvals from or engaging in consultation with FERC, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Coast Guard, National Marine Fisheries Service, and other agencies. Emil earned a BA degree in philosophy from Richard Stockton College and a JD degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. He previously served as an assistant in the White House Office of the Chief of Staff.