IPO Edge hosted a fireside chat from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange with Jeffrey Jakubiak, partner at Vinson & Elkins. Mr. Jakubiak spoke to Editor-in-Chief John Jannarone about the company’s forecast for 2024 regarding the FERC’s decisions in particular towards electricity transmission and the importance of achieving higher levels of efficiency, the returns on equity that utilities earn on the transmission lines, the difference within the energy market depending on its nature, production, region and final use, and more. Watch the full interview below:
About Vinson & Elkins
At Vinson & Elkins, people are the strongest asset. Collaborating seamlessly across 11 offices worldwide, the company’s lawyers are committed to excellence, offering clients experience in handling their transactions, investments, projects and disputes across the globe. Vinson & Elkins has recognized professionals in key industries that drive forward the global economy. The company’s market approach comes from the experience gained from representing entrepreneurial innovators in their most important deals and disputes for over 100 years. Vinson & Elkins’ commitment to excellence, coupled with their commercial approach to solving problems, enables them to collaborate with clients to achieve results.
About Jeffrey Jakubiak
Jeffrey counsels clients regarding a broad variety of electric, natural gas, and oil matters at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). His practice focuses on matters at the crossroads of law and economics, particularly cost-of-service ratemaking, energy transactions, electric company mergers and power sales, energy market manipulation, and the workings of energy markets. He has a deep understanding of the methodologies used by FERC to set returns on equity and to analyze generation market power, and has developed proprietary quantitative analytical tools that he uses to advise clients on electric asset transactions, market-based rate authorizations, and litigation risk.
Jeffrey’s FERC experience has been recognized by Chambers USA and Chambers Global. Clients have noted he is “an outstanding attorney who has full command of all aspects of the energy industry” and “is an excellent strategic thinker, and has exceptional analytical and writing skills” (Chambers USA 2019). In particular, he is “extremely experienced in FERC matters and understands the nuts and bolts of the law in this area” (Chambers USA 2016). He was also recognized as a leading lawyer for the area of Energy Law in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.
He has also authored several articles on energy economics presented at the annual meetings of the International Association for Energy Economics.