Natalie M. Karas

Of Counsel

The team at Duncan & Allen LLP
  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Natalie’s practice focuses on the representation of consumer-owned utilities, environmental groups, and state commissions before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), federal courts, and state utility regulatory agencies.


Natalie has represented and advised clients on issues relating to renewable energy and climate policy, contract negotiation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance, formal and informal settlement negotiations, litigation, and Regional Transmission Organization/Independent System Operator matters.


Natalie’s recent representations include:


  • An environmental group’s challenge before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit regarding FERC’s approval of an affiliate-backed pipeline paid for by captive gas utility customers


  • An electric cooperative’s efforts to reduce unjust and unreasonable Open Access Transmission Tariff rates


  • Advising a state public utility commission in its efforts to reduce a gas pipeline’s return on equity to just and reasonable levels


  • Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vermont, Juris Doctor, 2009
  • Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, Bachelor of Arts, 2006