Serena Rwejuna helps energy companies achieve their business goals by solving energy regulatory problems in the enforcement, compliance, transactional, and policy contexts. She has experience with a variety of clean energy technologies, including solar, wind, hydro, and waste-to-energy. She counsels utilities, generators, pipelines, natural gas distribution companies, and other energy industry participants on compliance with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulations and advises them on project development, mergers and acquisitions, and state regulatory compliance. Serena advises clients on proposed energy market transactions and trading strategies to avoid or mitigate enforcement risk from FERC, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), state public utility commissions (PUCs), and regional transmission organization (RTO) market monitors. She represents energy companies and individual traders before FERC and CFTC.
Serena is a member of the Washington Office's Recruiting and Diversity Committees. Her pro bono service includes participating in the firmwide Africa Practice, working on matters impacting women's and refugees' rights and other civil rights issues.
Serena serves as president for the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy. Serena serves as chair for the Alternative Energy Subcommittee of the American Bar Association Environmental and Energy Litigation Committee. She is a member of the Energy Bar Association's (EBA) Professional Education Council and serves on the EBA Compliance & Enforcement and Electricity Steering Committees. Serena serves as president of the Calvary Women's Services Board of Directors, is on the DukeDC Regional Board of Directors, and serves as an inaugural member of the Duke Law Alumnae Leadership Council.
CFTC Enforcement Priorities: Commodity Trading Advisory Services in Energy and Other Areas Under Scrutiny
- December 2, 2020
Making the Most of a Virtual Start, Duke Law
- Septmeber 22, 2020
Refugee Entrepreneurship, Business Ownership, and the Right to Work in Host Communities - Hosted by Tent Partnership For Refugees with Thomson Reuters Foundation
- August 29, 2020
Association of Energy Engineers and American Association of Blacks in Energy Share the Mic: Diversity in the Energy Field
- October 15, 2019
2019 Energy Bar Association Mid-Year Energy Forum: The Business Benefit of Diversity and Inclusion
- Duke University (J.D. 2013); University of Massachusetts Boston (Graduate Certificate, Program for Women in Politics and Public Policy, 2009); Wake Forest University (M.A. in Management 2008; B.A. in Psychology cum laude 2007)
- District of Columbia and Virginia
Chambers USA, ranked in "Associates to Watch" (2021)
Selected five times to "Rising Stars" list by Washington DC Super Lawyers
The National Black Lawyers — Top 40 Under 40 (2020, 2021)
2021 inaugural edition of The Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch" for energy law
President, American Association of Blacks in Energy — D.C. Chapter
Co-Chair, Professional Development Committee, DukeDC
Fellow, 2021 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD)