Jason Higginbotham is a regulatory attorney with nearly a decade of litigation experience. In addition to providing legal counsel to the GridLiance teams on a variety of compliance and strategic matters, Higginbotham prepares filings, reports, and responses to information requests for submission to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and various state utility commissions in the Southwest Power Pool, Inc. and Midcontinent Independent System Operator regions. Higginbotham also advocates on behalf of GridLiance in formal and informal administrative proceedings.
Prior to joining GridLiance, Higginbotham was a senior associate at a boutique energy law firm in Chicago, Illinois where he assisted his utility clients in obtaining regulatory approvals of formula and traditional rate filings, requests for Certificates of Convenience and Necessity, and complex mergers and acquisitions. Higginbotham also has practiced at boutique and national law firms where he took hundreds of depositions, argued motions in state and federal courts, prepared and argued appellate briefs, and negotiated numerous settlements and dismissals.
Higginbotham received his Juris Doctorate from The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. where he was a member of the Mock Trial Honors Board and an intern for the Honorable Gerald E. Rosen at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Prior to attending law school, Higginbotham earned a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Higginbotham is a member of the State Bars of Texas and Illinois and has served on the Board of Directors for the Midwest Chapter of the Energy Bar Association.