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Carrie R. Tournillon

Carrie Tournillon is a partner in the New Orleans office of Kean Miller.  She joined the firm in 2012 and practices in the utilities regulation, oil and gas, and pipeline groups. She is licensed to practice law in Louisiana and Texas, and has over ten years of experience in administrative and public utility law.

Carrie has represented industrial manufacturing, refining and related companies before the Louisiana Public Service Commission (LPSC). She has been involved in advising companies with respect to generation projects to ensure their compliance with Federal and state energy regulatory law. Carrie has also represented companies in transportation permit matters and has assisted telecommunications companies, local distribution gas utilities and water and sewerage utilities in regulatory matters and contract disputes.

Her private practice in Texas has included representation of clients on utility regulatory matters before the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT), the Railroad Commission of Texas, the State Office of Administrative Hearings, and in district court. Prior to entering private practice in Texas, Carrie served as a Staff Attorney for the PUCT, where she represented the Commission in a variety of electric and telecommunication proceedings, rulemaking proceedings, and ERCOT protocol enforcement cases. Carrie also worked on the PUCT’s Emergency Management Response Team during Hurricane Ike.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of Louisiana Energy Users Group in electric utility rate cases and other regulatory proceedings before the LPSC
  • Representation of Boise Packaging & Newsprint, L.L.C., in electric utility regulatory matters before the LPSC
  • Representation of Budget PrePay, Inc. in telecommunication interconnection agreement disputes and Eligible Telecommunications Carrier (ETC) matters
  • Representation of Murphy Oil, Inc. in disputes over electric rates
  • Representation of clients in applications for ETC designations, compliance filings, and tariff revisions
  • Representation of clients seeking permit authorization from the LPSC to transport oilfield waste
  • Representation of clients in transmission routing cases
  • Representation of clients in proceedings relating to applications by electric, gas and pipeline companies for rate increases
  • Representation of clients in pole attachment fee matters
  • Representation of clients in regulatory agency rulemaking proceedings

Education

Carrie earned her B.A., cum laude, in Communications and Information Sciences in 1998 from the University of Alabama, College of Communications. She earned her J.D. in 2005 from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.

Admissions

  • Admitted, Louisiana, 2005; Texas, 2006

Memberships

  • Louisiana (Utility Law Section) and Texas State (Public Utilities and Administrative Law Sections) Bar Associations, New Orleans Bar Association, American Bar Association (Public Utilities and Administrative Law Sections); Women's Energy Network

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Community Service

  • Board of Directors, The Green Project
  • Member, Lakeview Civic Improvements Association
  • Parishioner, St. Dominic Parish
  • Member, Friends of City Park