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Representative Matters

  • 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

  • Louisiana State Bar Association member.
    • Public Utility Section member and Past Chair.
  • Energy Bar Association member and President of the New Orleans Chapter.
  • Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States member.
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation Fellow.
  • Served on an Energy Policy Task Force for the City of New Orleans.

Teaching Positions

  • Dana served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Tulane University Law School, where she taught a course in Energy Law and Policy for five years.  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.

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America 2020 – 2022.
  • Chambers and Partners 2010 – 2021.
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers 2021.
  • New Orleans Magazine "Top Lawyer" 2012 – 2020.
  • New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law 2019 honoree.
  • Energy Bar Association Ambassador Award 2016 recipient.

News & Events

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Practice areas

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana Federal and State Courts
  • United States Supreme Court


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


  • Law clerk to the Honorable Jack C. Watson and the Honorable Walter F. Marcus Jr., both of the Louisiana Supreme Court, 1996-97.
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