Practice FocusEnergyFacility Siting and Land UsePublic Utility RegulationEnergy TransactionsTransmission & InterconnectionCompliance & EnforcementRenewable EnergyLegislationNegotiation, Alternative Dispute Resolution & LitigationEnvironmentalCEQA / NEPAGHG RegulationConsumer Product Compliance
Bar and Court AdmissionsState Bar of CaliforniaAll California Federal Courts
EducationJ.D., University of Richmond School of Law, 2006B.A. and B.S., James Madison University, 2000
Chase Maxwell is an attorney with Ellison Schneider Harris
& Donlan. Her practice focuses on energy law and regulatory compliance. She
has represented independent generators, multi-jurisdictional utilities, and
product manufacturers in administrative law matters before multiple California
state agencies, including the California Public Utilities Commission, the
California Energy Commission, the Department of Conservation, and
CalRecycle. Ms. Maxwell has advised clients in matters involving
interconnection and the wholesale market before the California Independent
System Operator and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. She has
also advised small and renewable electric generating facilities in
transactional matters, including power purchase agreement negotiations.
Consumer product manufacturers, renewable electric generation developers, gas generation operators and associations, associations and nonprofit advocacy groups
Energy and Consumer Products
Professional InvolvementChase is currently Treasurer for California Women in Energy and has been on the committee for the organization’s Annual Energy and Leadership Forum since 2017. Chase was one member of the three member board that began the Sacramento chapter of Young Professionals in Energy (2011 to 2016).
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Before joining Ellison Schneider Harris & Donlan, Ms. Maxwell practiced personal injury litigation at Mendes & Mount in Los Angeles. Prior to earning her J.D., Chase worked as a consulting economist at Exeter Associates, a consulting firm that provides economic and financial services to government agencies and large consumers in the areas of energy and telecommunications.