Melissa A. Alfano

Melissa A. Alfano Associate

P: 202-370-0138
F: 202-370-0143
L: Washington, D.C.

Ms. Alfano focuses her practice on energy law, representing municipal energy systems in gas and electric rate proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. With a strong history rooted in environmental economics, Ms. Alfano has worked extensively with both electric utility and natural gas clients to resolve issues related to FERC compliance, policies, standards of conduct and merger enforcements. In addition, Ms. Alfano has drafted sale contracts for transmission services and drafted pleadings that have gone in front of FERC and the D.C. Circuit Court.  With a wealth of knowledge and expertise in operations, analytics and statistics, Ms. Alfano’s background adds a well-rounded portfolio of experience to her energy practice.

Ms. Alfano has represented both utility and industrial customers of interstate gas pipelines in both rate and certificate proceedings before FERC.

Areas of Focus

  • Energy Law

Articles, Publications and Presentations

Digital Media

Honors, Appointments and Awards

  • Significant Service to the Young Lawyers Conference Award, Virginia State Bar (2015)

Foreign Languages

  • Spanish

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Energy Bar Association (2012-present)
  • Member, Women's Energy Network (2012-present)

Admitted to Practice

  • Virginia, 2012


  • J.D., George Mason University School of Law, 2012
    cum laude
  • B.A., James Madison University, Economics, 2007
    cum laude