Shawane Lee represents public utilities and other companies in matters before governmental and regulatory agencies, including the California Public Utility Commission and Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. With over 12 years of experience as in-house counsel and 6 years of experience as a litigator, Shawane leverages her extensive industry knowledge to provide clients creative, strategic, and comprehensive regulatory law and litigation representation.
Prior to joining Snell & Wilmer, Shawane served as in-house counsel for Southern California Gas Company, the nation's largest natural gas distribution utility and PECO Energy Company, Pennsylvania ’s largest electric and natural gas utility. Shawane advised company leadership and stakeholders through a wide range of subject matters, including climate change adaptation, emergency disaster relief, tribal affairs, COVID-19 pandemic regulatory requirements, customer complaint cases, and policy implications associated with electric and gas utilities. Shawane has participated as first chair counsel in numerous California Public Utility Commission and Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission proceedings including rate cases, formal complaints, rulemakings, and policy dockets.
An experienced regulatory lawyer, Shawane handles the following on behalf of utilities and major corporations:
Customer Complaint cases
Public Utility Commission proceedings
Complex Customer Billing and Tariff Analysis
Smart Meter Litigation
Low-income Energy Assistance programs
Shawane is also highly experienced in litigating premise liability, product liability, and toxic tort matters and has first and second chaired State Court jury trials to verdict.
Shawane is admitted to practice in Arizona, the District of Columbia, Minnesota, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
Southern California Gas Company and San Diego Gas & Electric Company Test Year 2024 General Rate Case (Customer Programs and Gas Engineering).
Southern California Gas Company’s 2021-2026 Low Income Application filing.
Co-chaired PECO Energy Company’s Smart Meter Health Effects cases before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.
First chaired 1,100 customer complaint matters before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.
Co-chaired a toxic tort jury trial in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas on behalf of a national gasket manufacturer resulting in a defense verdict.