Ami P. Patel Associate

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Ami’s practice focuses on energy regulatory matters. She advises public utility clients in implementing strategies and obtaining regulatory approvals to achieve their business goals, including representing clients in administrative litigation before the North Carolina Utilities Commission and other state public service commissions.

Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Ami practiced at an international law firm in Raleigh and was a law clerk for the Honorable Gregory P. McGuire in the North Carolina Business Court where she analyzed legal instruments, reviewed contracts and documents, conducted legal research, drafted judicial opinions on complex commercial and business matters, and observed bench trials and hearings.

While attending law school, Ami served as a legal intern in the Appellate Section of the Office of Immigration Litigation in the U.S. Department of Justice and as a judicial intern for Judge Frank D. Whitney in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina.

Ami is fluent in Gujarati and Hindi, and is conversational in Arabic.