Chimera Bowen focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, employment and electric-regulatory matters. She has significant experience drafting pleadings, written discovery and motions, including complaints, answers, interrogatories, document requests, declarations and briefs, and has managed large document reviews and productions.
Chimera has represented clients in complex litigation matters in the wage and hour and employment discrimination areas, and has specific experience counseling clients in matters arising from Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act and wage and hour laws. In her energy practice, Chimera represents clients in complex litigation before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and state utility commissions, helps clients develop regulatory strategies and counsels clients on compliance issues. She also defends clients in FERC and NERC investigations, and counsels corporate clients on electric regulatory matters arising from a variety of transactions and financings.
Chimera earned her JD from Fordham University School of Law, where she served as an Editor of the Fordham Urban Law Journal and the Business Manager of the Brendan Moore Trial Advocacy Team.
Prior to joining Kaye Scholer, Chimera was an Associate at Winston & Strawn LLP.
- Successfully defended an electric utility in a multi-million dollar proceeding at FERC arising from a complaint filed by the State of California alleging that sellers in California-organized markets violated FERC’s market-based rate quarterly reporting requirements. FERC dismissed the State of California’s $180 million complaint in its entirety.
- Represented an electric utility in a FERC investigation regarding compliance with the Federal Power Act, FERC’s regulations and the utility’s Open Access Transmission Tariff. Reduced the company’s civil penalty exposure by 80%.
- Represented a major electric utility in a state regulatory proceeding involving the prudence of costs incurred in building a first-of-a-kind-at-its-size baseload power plant.
- Represented developers in negotiating power purchase agreements.
- Assisted owners of a geothermal power plant in obtaining priority transmission rights for planned transmission capacity on the owners’ generation-tie line.
- Represented companies seeking to interconnect new generation into the electric transmission grid and counseled clients on matters related to compliance with FERC’s regulations and RTOs’ tariffs, including generation interconnection procedures.
- Assisted regulated utilities in obtaining FERC approvals, including Section 203 and 204 approvals, market-based rate authorizations and qualifying facility status determinations.