Meghan Griffiths Named Practice Leader for Environmental, Regulatory, & Legislative Group

February 16, 2024 | Attorney News

Jackson Walker proudly announces the appointment of Austin partner Meghan E. Griffiths as Firmwide chair of our Environmental, Regulatory, & Legislative practice, succeeding Austin partner Leonard H. Dougal.

“Leonard Dougal’s 15 years as practice leader have been a key factor in the success of our Environmental, Regulatory, & Legislative practice over the years,” said Firmwide Managing Partner Wade Cooper. “We have come to know Meghan as one of the most formidable lawyers in the state in the electric power space, and her leadership will be a great contribution to our Firm’s continued growth.”

In an interview with Law360, Meghan stated, “It’s an honor to be named the leader of Jackson Walker’s premier environmental, regulatory and legislative group. Under Leonard Dougal’s tutelage, the firm has earned a reputation as a powerhouse in Texas for environmental, energy and legislative matters. I intend to follow in his footsteps by recruiting top talent to support the growth of these practices and expanding our bench in the areas of energy and water development and infrastructure, as well as other regulated industries.”

Meghan specializes in advising and advocating for clients involved in complex project development, commercial transactions, litigation, and regulatory matters. Her focus is primarily on clients in the energy and electric power sectors, as well as those with substantial energy and infrastructure needs. Meghan’s clientele includes developers and owners of renewable and thermal generation, electric utilities, utility investors, retail electric providers, and large power users across various industries such as data centers, manufacturers, refineries, oil and gas companies, and commercial developers.

Meghan’s expertise extends to litigation, advocacy, and counseling clients before the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the courts on electric power matters, as well as advising on wholesale power market rules and protocols involving independent system operators (ISOs) and regional transmission organizations (RTOs) such as the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), Southwest Power Pool (SPP), and Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO).

In her professional journey, Meghan has contributed to Jackson Walker’s statewide Business Development Committee and previously chaired the Austin City Business Development Committee. She is also a member of Risk Management and Conflicts. Meghan has been nationally ranked in the prestigious Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business since 2017, inclusion among The Best Lawyers in America since 2019, recognition as one of the “500 Leading Energy Lawyers in America” by Lawdragon, and acknowledgment as a Texas Super Lawyer.

To read the Law360 article about Meghan’s promotion to chair of the environmental practice, see “Jackson Walker Taps Austin Atty As Firmwide Enviro Leader.”

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C. Wade Cooper
Partner, Austin

Meghan E. Griffiths
Partner, Austin