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About Cheryl

Cheryl Foley represents utilities, independent power producers, marketers, governmental entities, developers, and electric power and natural gas market participants in utility regulatory matters. She provides advice in administrative litigation before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and in appeals of FERC orders in federal appeals courts.

Cheryl’s deep understanding of diverse issues in the energy industry stems from her roles as counsel for various energy companies and committees. She previously served as general counsel of a major US electric and gas utility company and as president of its international energy development group. Her experience also includes energy deregulation and privatization, and overseeing mergers, acquisitions, partnerships and joint ventures, federal and state regulatory, litigation and energy project development worldwide. Cheryl was previously the vice president and general counsel of a major interstate pipeline company. As consultant on behalf of a power company, she negotiated the establishment of a new technology and energy infrastructure investment company. Cheryl has served on the legal committees of the Electric Edison Institute, the American Gas Association and the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America.


Publications and Speeches

Co-Author, Chapter 1, “The U.S. Energy Industry,” Energy Law & Transactions, 2013.



Capital University Law School,
summa cum laude
Mount Holyoke College,
Bachelor of Arts
cum laude

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia


Energy Bar Association
Union Institute & University
Former Chair of the Board of Trustees
Eagle Valley Land Trust
Former Vice President of the Board of Directors
Cincinnati Arts Association
Former Board Member
Connor Prairie of Indianapolis
Former Board Member
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Former Board Member
Indianapolis Red Cross
Former Board Member
Indianapolis Legal Aid Society
Former Board Member
Federal Energy Bar Association
Former Board Member
Federal Energy Law Journal
Former Board Member
Houston Young Lawyers Association
Former Chair of the Corporate Counsel Section
University of Houston
Energy Law Division, Former Advisory Director




The Legal 500 United States
Energy Regulatory: Conventional Power, 2019
Order of the Coif