Marcia Stanford has extensive experience advising clients from various segments of the electric power and natural gas industries, including electric utilities, independent power producers, independent transmission companies, industrial customers, electric power cooperatives, renewable energy projects, local distribution companies, interstate pipelines and electric power and natural gas marketers, with respect to issues and related implications for those clients arising under the Federal Power Act, the Public Utility Holding Company Act, the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act, the Natural Gas Act and the Natural Gas Policy Act. She represents clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and appellate courts. She frequently assists clients in obtaining and retaining regulatory approval for electricity sales and for the acquisition or sale of electric generation assets and associated financings. She advises clients on regulatory compliance programs and has assisted in defending clients involved in federal enforcement investigations. Her experience extends to a broad array of both regulatory and transactional matters, including electric and natural gas ratemaking issues, transmission and generation interconnection issues, administrative and appellate court litigation, mergers and acquisitions and related financings, market power analyses, discrete issues associated with organized power markets, officer and director interlock issues, and regulatory compliance issues. Prior to practicing law, Marcia was a law clerk for the U.S. Department of Justice from 1982 to 1983.