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Represents the Louisiana Public Service Commission in proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and federal appeals courts regarding wholesale cost allocations among affiliated power companies.

Represents the Louisiana Public Service Commission in utility rate reviews, development of formula rate plans and certification of new generating units for electric utilities in Louisiana.

Represented the Louisiana Public Service Commission in proceedings at both state and federal levels regarding RTO development and proposed federal transmission and wholesale energy market rules.

Represented electric service provider organization in development of environmental regulations.

Represented manufacturers in products liability suits.

Represented the City of New Orleans in several suits alleging under-payments by the City of New Orleans to retirement funds.

Represented lessee in multi-faceted dispute over long-term timber lease.

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional and Civic Activities

Ms. Shelton is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Public Utility Section of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Energy Bar Association, and the bar of the United States Supreme Court. She is Vice President of the New Orleans Chapter of the Energy Bar Association and Past Chair of the Public Utilities Section of the Louisiana State Bar Association.  She also is a Fellow of the Louisiana Bar Foundation.

For five years, Ms. Shelton served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Tulane University Law School, where she taught a course in Energy Law and Policy.  She has also been a guest lecturer on the topic of Public Utility Regulation and Evidence Law at Tulane and Louisiana State University Law Schools.

Ms. Shelton served on an Energy Policy Task Force for the City of New Orleans. She was law clerk to the Honorable Jack C. Watson and the Honorable Walter F. Marcus Jr., both of the Louisiana Supreme Court, 1996-97.

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

Ms. Shelton has been recognized by Chambers USA as a top Louisiana practitioner in the field of Energy & Natural Resources: Utilities. New Orleans magazine has recognized her as a Top Lawyer.  She is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.  She was the recipient of an Energy Bar Association Ambassador Award in 2016.

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Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana Federal and State Courts
  • United States Supreme Court

Education

Tulane University Law School, magna cum laude, J.D., 1996

  • Received a certificate of specialization in Environmental Law
  • Order of the Coif
  • Member, Tulane Law Review, 1995-96
  • Tulane Moot Court Board, 1994-95
  • Notes and Comments Editor, Tulane Maritime Law Journal, 1994-96

Tulane University, magna cum laude, 1993

Dana Shelton Chambers USA 2016

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