Anne M. Zehr

Partner
Chicago, IL P 312.251.3018v-card

Education

The Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University, J.D. (2005)

  • National Moot Court Team
  • Articles Editor, Ohio State Law Journal

Miami University, B.A., cum laude (2002)


Admissions

Illinois

Ohio

Anne represents natural gas, electric, and water/sewer industry clients in all manner of proceedings before state regulatory agencies and courts. Prior to joining Whitt Sturtevant LLP, Anne worked in the energy regulatory practice at a litigation boutique, where her practice also focused on product liability defense for large consumer product manufacturers and litigating consumer finance matters on behalf of major financial institutions. She has considerable appellate experience.

Anne earned her law degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (J.D., 2005), where she was a member of the law school’s National Moot Court Team and served as an Articles Editor on the Ohio State Law Journal. While in law school, Anne also received runner-up awards for Best Appellate Brief and Best Overall in the school's annual Herman Moot Court Competition. Anne graduated cum laude with majors in Political Science and Psychology from Miami University (Ohio), and with University Honors for her thesis work in the field of psychology.

Anne is the Chair of External Mentoring for the Women's Energy Network Chicago Chapter. She chaired the Chicago Bar Association’s Energy, Telecommunications and Water Committee from 2014-2015, and, before that, served as the Committee's Legislative Liaison. She has also served on the planning committees for the annual Chicago Women's Energy Summit. Anne is a graduate of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners' Utility Rate School and of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy's Trial Skills Chicago Program.

  • Prosecuted rate cases for water/sewer, electric, and natural gas utilities.
  • Represented electric utility in 375 mile transmission line siting and approval case and related connector siting and approval case.
  • Defended major water utility in regulator-ordered audit of service company fees.
  • Represented utility stakeholders in rulemakings related to rate case expense recovery, customer service and billing rules, and infrastructure investment recovery mechanisms.
  • Implemented performance-based formula ratemaking in Illinois.
  • Represented water/sewer utilities in applications for approval of certificates of public convenience and necessity and subsequent, related eminent domain proceedings.
  • Graduate of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners' Utility Rate School.
  • Graduate of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy's Trial Skills Chicago Program.