Elizabeth D. McErlean


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  • DePaul University College of Law, JD, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Notes and Comments Editor, DePaul Law Review, 2015
  • Miami University, BA, Political Science, 2012
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit

Member, Chicago Bar Association

Member, Illinois Bar Association

Member, Women’s Energy Network

Member, Women’s Energy Summit Planning Committee

Elizabeth is a member of the firm’s regulatory & compliance department. She focuses her practice on energy regulation and counsels her clients on a variety of regulatory and litigation matters, including energy efficiency and renewable portfolio standards, net metering, distributed generation, energy procurement, and competitive market restructuring. Elizabeth also devotes a substantial portion of her practice to analyzing and implementing state legislation that affects energy policy and public utility regulation. 

Prior to joining the firm, she was a legal and policy advisor to the Chairman of the Illinois Commerce Commission. During law school, she was the editor of notes and comments for the DePaul Law Review, and during the summer, she was an extern for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

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Elizabeth McErlean
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Co-author, "Are Regulators’ Heads in the Cloud? Primary Challenges to Utility Adoption of Cloud-Based Solutions," Electricity Policy, March 2016
Author, The Real Green Issue Regarding Recreational Marijuana: Federal Tax & Banking Laws in Need of Reform, 64 DEPAUL L. REV. 1079, 2015
Speaker, "A Vision for the Future: Law, Policy, & Regulatory Framework," Policy Session: The Future of Energy Storage, Illinois Commerce Commission, Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Panelist, "Policy and Regulation: How Are We Governing Electric Vehicle Growth in Illinois? How does Illinois Stack Up to Other States?," Illinois Commerce Commission Policy Session of Electric Vehicles and Grid Stabilization, April 4, 2018