Christopher Jones

Troutman Sanders LLP

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America in Energy Law (2019) and as a Rising Star in Energy & Resources by Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers (2013-2015), Christopher Jones represents clients in the energy industry before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and federal courts.

Chris has a wide-ranging energy practice. He has particular experience in transactional support (Section 203 of the Federal Power Act) and competition-related issues related to mergers and acquisitions and FERC’s market-based rate program.

In addition, Chris works on transmission-related issues such as transmission rate cases, reactive power compensation, generator interconnections, affiliate transactions, OATT compliance and Standards of Conduct, as well as FERC compliance and audit defense matters.

Chris’s recent appellate experience includes successfully briefing and arguing Ameren Services Co. v. FERC in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Representative Matters :

  • Counseled multiple utilities on asset transfers and corporate transactions requiring FERC approval under Sections 203 and 204 of the Federal Power Act.
  • Counseled multiple utilities on acquisitions and dispositions of generating facilities.
  • Counseled multiple utilities on upstream changes in control.
  • Represented multiple generators in the negotiation of reliability-must-run cost-of-service contracts and in related FERC proceedings.
  • Counseled multiple transmission owners on formula rate design and associated protocols and compliance.
  • Represented a merchant-generating arm of a utility holding company in a FERC complaint against an eastern RTO relating to its capacity market and generator interconnection queue.
  • Represented a vertically integrated utility in a FERC hearing regarding generation market power issues.
  • Represented several vertically integrated utilities in the defense and maintenance of market-based rate authority.
  • Represented Midwest transmission owners in multiple disputes with interconnection customers.
  • Represented multiple utilities with respect to reforming their generator interconnection procedures.

Professional Experience :

  • Director of Business Development, Cassidy & Associates Government Relations, 2002-2004
  • Special Assistant to the Candidate, Elizabeth Dole for President, 1999
  • Director of Business Development, SWR Worldwide Opinion Research, 2000-2002
  • Special Assistant to the President, American Red Cross, 1998


  • George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School, J.D., 2004, Civil Rights Law Journal
  • College of Wooster, B.A., 1997

BAR ADMISSIONS : District of Columbia


  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit


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