Diedre T. Lawrence
1730 Rhode Island Ave, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Prior to joining Duncan & Allen, Ms. Lawrence was Of Counsel with Burke & Foskett. Ms. Lawrence also previously was a partner in the Energy and Regulatory departments at Rubin & Rudman in Boston, Massachusetts where she provided general counsel services to municipal light plants, municipal cooperatives, utility project developers, major educational institutions, telecommunications, cable television and internet service providers (ISPs), and appeared before federal, state and local regulatory agencies, including the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, Mass DEP and the Energy Facilities Siting Board, as well as all Massachusetts state and federal courts.
Ms. Lawrence brings to Duncan & Allen significant expertise in environmental and regulatory permitting for utility generation, transmission and distribution projects; formation of cooperatives; development and negotiation of engineering, procurement and construction contracts, power supply contracts and long term service agreements for power projects; drafting requests for proposals and invitations to bid on a variety of design and construction matters; development of solar facilities and other renewable projects and solar power purchase agreements; drafting and negotiation of IRUs, master lease agreements and co-location agreements for dark fiber projects; litigation involving power supply agreements; land use and zoning litigation; employment law counseling, employment contracts and discrimination claims defense; and municipal law matters such as special legislation and home rule petitions; bid challenges; real property ownership and transfers; municipal finance; utility rate design issues; Open Meeting and State Ethics laws.