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Abby Fox

Attorney
  • (205) 226-3405
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Education
  • Indiana University
    B.S., Environmental Management, 2009, summa cum laude
  • Indiana University
    Master of Public Affairs, 2010
  • The University of Alabama School of Law
    J.D., 2019, summa cum laude, Alabama Law Review, Special Works Editor 
Bar Admissions
  • Alabama, 2019
About Abby
Q&A
  • What do you find most exciting about your work?

    The energy and utility industry is evolving rapidly. This environment can be challenging, but it also compels problem solving and innovation. I enjoy working with our clients in addressing these new challenges and opportunities. 

  • What previous experiences, prior to your work at Balch, influence your practice?

    Prior to attending law school and joining Balch, I worked on energy efficiency and demand-side management issues for two energy policy organizations in Atlanta. I had the opportunity to work throughout the Southeast and gained significant exposure to the variety of regulatory models and policy priorities that exist within the region. 

  • Which courts or agencies do you most often appear before on behalf of your clients?

Select Matters

  • FERC Counsel: Serves as FERC and appellate counsel to coalition of transmission owners in northeastern RTO, focusing on markets issues, as well as transmission planning and cost allocation matters.
  • Ethics and Compliance: Advise large institutional clients on ethics and compliance issues.
  • Cost Recovery Tariff Litigation: Represented retail electric utility in public service commission and related FERC litigation regarding cost recovery for back-up power service to partial requirements customers with on-site generation.
  • Depreciation Rate Filing: Represented investor-owned utility in limited-scope, single-issue filing to implement revised depreciation rates. 
  • Resource Certification: Represented retail electric utility in certification of capacity resources before state public service commission.    

Publications

    News

      Credentials

      Education
      • Indiana University, B.S., Environmental Management, 2009, summa cum laude
      • Indiana University, Master of Public Affairs, 2010
      • The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 2019, summa cum laude, Alabama Law Review, Special Works Editor 
      Bar Admissions
      • Alabama, 2019
      Awards & Accolades
      • Order of the Coif 
      • Dean's Scholar
      • Hugo Black Scholar
      Community Involvement
      • Dysautonomia International, Volunteer