Farris Gillman is an associate in the Energy and Natural Resources practice groups. She has helped clients in filing and intervening in rate cases, obtaining Certificates of Convenience and Necessity, pursuing financing applications, and filing tariff changes before the FERC and state commissions. She has advised clients on a variety of issues including state and federal regulatory compliance, line siting, decommissioning, and various elements of ratemaking (including rate of return, cost of service, ADIT, interest rates, and scheduling). She has represented electric and natural gas utilities, municipalities, and industrial customers both in settlement negotiations and litigation before the FERC and various state commissions. Farris has drafted and negotiated numerous contracts relating to the maintenance, operation, or sale of various generating stations, including coal, nuclear, natural gas, and solar. She has also advised clients in PHMSA enforcement cases.
Farris’s experience includes helping clients obtain, maintain, or transfer both state and federal environmental permits and FIFRA registrations. Farris regularly assesses exposure to liability in purchasing real estate as well as in undertaking remedial actions at a variety of sites ranging from office buildings to uranium and copper mines. She also has helped clients prepare for litigation in cost recovery actions and insurance defense to recapture lost costs.
Additionally, she is able to assess water rights, including within Arizona’s irrigation non-expansion areas and active management areas. She has helped register and transfer wells, advised clients regarding the acquisition of long-term water supply contracts, and represented electric utilities, irrigation districts, municipalities, and mining companies in the Arizona general stream adjudications.
Notre Dame Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2017)
Senior Editor, Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy
Dean's Honor Roll
Faculty Award for Excellence: Natural Resources Law
Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Program of Study in Land Use, Energy and Environmental Law
Environmental Law Society, President
Study Abroad: Notre Dame Law School Program in London, England
Yale University (B.S., Astronomy & Physics and Political Science, 2013)
Yale Women in Physics
SAE Hybrid Car Team
Study Abroad: Harvard/Ca’Foscari Program in Venice, Italy