Media Release: Clayton Utz appoints top energy regulatory lawyer Susan Taylor as a partner

18 Jan 2023
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Energy regulatory specialist Susan Taylor has joined Clayton Utz as a partner in our Corporate practice, based in Melbourne.

Susan has worked on government-led energy regulatory reform and privatisation projects both in Australia and internationally, and has advised, and held positions with, governments, policy units, regulatory bodies, public and private businesses in Australia, the Asia-Pacific and the US.

She is a former partner of a top-tier Australian firm, and in the US, worked at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington DC as well as at the firms Heller Ehrman and Sullivan Worcester.  Susan has also held in-house roles as General Counsel and Company Secretary at AusNet Services, and most recently, at Amber Electric, a start-up disruptor in electricity retailing.

Clayton Utz National Practice Group Leader – Corporate, Rory Moriarty, said Susan’s appointment was timely given the changes taking place in Australia’s energy industry.

Susan brings an exceptional understanding of energy market reform and regulation. Her background in both private practice and in-house roles, as well as with a major energy regulator and in her own consulting business, means she also appreciates the legal and commercial realities involved with projects. As our clients continue to meet the challenges of the energy transition and the evolving regulatory environment, Susan’s experience will be invaluable.

Commenting on her appointment, Susan said:

This is an unprecedented time for energy markets, and I'm delighted to be able to work with a firm of the calibre of Clayton Utz and its broad array of clients to make the most of the opportunity to participate in this transformation. 

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