Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon

Ekin 
     Senlet

Ekin Senlet

Counsel

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f: 518.533.2937

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Albany Office

80 State Street
Albany, New York 12207

Washington Office

1325 G Street NW
Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20005


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f: 202-582-0602

Ekin primarily concentrates her practice on regulatory issues in the energy industry, including infrastructure-siting matters, major electric- and gas-rate cases, regulatory compliance, and other utility and generator-facility related proceedings. She routinely represents clients in administrative proceedings before the NYS Public Service Commission (PSC) as well as the New York Independent System Operator. She has extensive experience working with electric and gas utilities, pipeline companies, and generators, and she frequently handles energy-production and transmission-line projects, environmental-permitting matters, and related commercial matters in the energy industry. Ekin also assists energy clients with municipal zoning and real-property-tax-related issues.

Ekin additionally works closely with energy service companies (ESCOs) participating in the electric and gas retail marketplace in New York. She provides legal counsel on issues related to ESCO licensing, marketing practices, and regulatory compliance with the requirements established by the PSC, including the New York Uniform Business Practices and relevant PSC orders.

As part of the Regulatory Practice Area, Ekin also represents cable and telecommunication companies before the PSC and assists major cable clients with their merger dockets, management and operations audit matters, and regulatory compliance.

Representative Experience

  • Represents the nation’s largest state power organization before the PSC for an Article VII application of the NY Public Service Law for approval of the replacement and upgrade of existing transmission lines.
  • Served on the legal team that successfully obtained an Article VII Certificate for Transmission Developers, Inc., in connection with the Champlain-Hudson Power Express Project.
  • Represents electric generating facilities before the PSC in connection with Article X application of the NY Public Service Law.
  • Represents energy clients in matters related to transmission interconnection agreements, power-purchase agreements, clean-energy-fund applications, and NYISO procedures.
  • Represents a major utility in connection with its electric- and gas-rate cases as well as management and operations audit matters before the NYS PSC, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, and the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission. Also leads a team of professionals providing discovery support to utility clients.
  • Regularly represents energy clients in PSC proceedings under Sections 68 and 70 of the Public Service Law as well as lightened regulation of wholesale generators and upstream corporate transfers.
  • Represents a nationwide trade association for ESCOs before the PSC in ongoing ESCO proceedings.
  • Represents individual ESCOs on regulatory compliance issues before the PSC, including compliance with the UBPs, responses to customer complaints, and marketing and billing matters.
  • Represents national telecommunications companies before the PSC in their merger dockets.
  • Successfully secured necessary municipal and state permits for an international telecommunications company in connection with the construction of new telecommunication towers in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Vermont.
  • Co-chaired a real-property-tax litigation matter for a large electric-generator client in New York State.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, Syracuse Law Review, 2008
  • Georgetown University Law Center, Visiting J.D., 2008
  • Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, M.A., 2008
  • Middle East Technical University, B.S., summa cum laude, 2003
  • Georgetown University, International Institute for Political & Economic Studies, 2003

Admitted To Practice

  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Capital District Women’s Bar Association
  • Energy Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Barclay Damon’s Women’s Forum
  • Women’s Energy Network, Greater Albany Chapter (WEN)
  • Women in Communications and Energy (WICE)

Civic Activities

  • Legal Project of Albany, Volunteer Attorney

Speaking & Publications

Honors

  • Albany Business Review, Woman on the Rise Award, 2018
  • Leadership Tech Valley, Class of 2013
  • New York State Bar Association, Empire State Counsel Honoree, 2011

Prior Experience

  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Associate
  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Summer Associate
  • City of Syracuse, Office of the Corporation Counsel, Legal Clerk
  • Representation of the European Commission to Turkey, Intern
  • Procter & Gamble, Istanbul, Turkey, Intern

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