Debrea M. Terwilliger rejoined WBK in June 2021 as a Partner, coming from the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN). While Debrea will be part of the firm’s Denver, Colorado, office, she will be based in Nevada. While at the PUCN as Assistant General Counsel, Debrea defended the PUCN in various Nevada courts, including the Nevada Supreme Court, on critical administrative law matters. Debrea also worked on behalf of the PUCN at the Nevada Legislature on key energy and communications legislation. Additionally, Debrea served as Assistant Staff Counsel at the PUCN, where she litigated a variety of large cases, including natural gas and electric company rate cases and electric company resource plans. Debrea has also been actively involved in important PUCN investigations regarding resource adequacy and performance-based ratemaking.
Prior to her most recent tenure at the PUCN, Debrea was a Partner in WBK’s Denver office where she represented investor-owned utilities in New Mexico and Colorado, as well as independent power producers operating in the Midwest and West. As a former WBK associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office, she represented a variety of telecommunications clients.
Debrea currently serves as the Secretary of the Energy, Utilities and Communications Law Section of the Nevada Bar. While at the PUCN, Debrea served as Co-Vice Chair of the Staff Subcommittee on Law for the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC).
Honors and Leadership Positions
- Secretary — Energy, Utilities and Communication Law Section of the State Bar of Nevada