Sherry A. Quirk leads Schiff Hardin's Energy and Public Utilities Group and counsels energy companies in a variety of complex and innovative matters. She helps investor-owned utilities, rural electric cooperatives, public power entities, alternative energy developers, casino developers, and other large consumer groups meet their goals through proficient negotiations, transactions, and regulatory and legislative work.
"My goal is to keep the client's best interests at heart and to find the most cost-effective way to achieve the best possible results," she says.
Ms. Quirk is a trusted and experienced adviser who takes the time to listen to her clients before deciding a plan of action. When necessary, she assembles a multidisciplinary team to break down the problem one piece at a time. She has acted as lead counsel in a number of large administrative matters before various agencies.
Ms. Quirk represents clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the U.S. Department of Energy, Congress, regional power marketing administrations, and various state agencies. She also has significant experience in matters involving Independent System Operators (ISOs) and in handling large energy transactions.
Ms. Quirk continues to act as a trailblazer in novel energy cases and transactions, drawing from her vast knowledge and applying creative solutions when necessary. Her clients benefit from her straightforward and honest approach, as she remains focused on the goals of her clients while also skillfully adapting to new developments in policy and technology.