Rebecca Cameron Valcq, Partner

Biography

Rebecca Cameron Valcq is a partner in the firm's Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Practice Group. She is an experienced regulatory attorney and focuses her practice on energy and utility matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Valcq spent 15 years as Regulatory Counsel for We Energies where, among other responsibilities, she represented the company before the Public Service Commission in Wisconsin and advised management on multiple areas of compliance as well as on the impact of pending and newly enacted legislation.

Her experience as in-house counsel for Wisconsin's largest utility company has uniquely positioned her to manage multiple complex matters while spotting relevant and emerging issues. She understands the business needs of her clients and provides practical advice.

Representative experience:

  • Successfully obtained regulatory approval for a 90-turbine, 162-megawatt wind energy project
  • Successfully obtained regulatory approval for an 88-turbine, 145-megawatt wind energy project
  • Representation of public utilities in all aspects of general and special-purpose rate cases
  • Successful representation of utility in regulatory proceedings seeking approval of the $924 million-dollar sale of a nuclear power plan
  • Negotiation of multiple renewable energy power purchase agreements

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Marquette University Law School (J.D., 2000)
    • St. Thomas More Scholar
    • President, Association for Women in Law
  • Drake University (B.A., 1997)
    • Pi Sigma Alpha

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Wisconsin Bar Association (Member; Energy and Utility Sections)
  • American Bar Association (Member; Energy and Utility Sections)
  • Centro Legal (Board of Directors, 2008-2015)
  • Milwaukee Art Museum - Friends of Art (Board of Directors, 2013-2015)
  • Cristo Rey High School (Board of Directors, 2014-2015, 2018-present)
  • Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast (Board of Directors, 2012-2015)
  • Hispanic Professional of Greater Milwaukee (Board of Directors, 2013-2015)
  • Columbia College of Nursing, Milwaukee (Board of Trustees, 2013-2015)
  • Marquette University Law School Diversity Recruitment Committee
  • United Way of Greater Milwaukee Teen Pregnancy Prevention Committee

Professional Recognition

  • Milwaukee Business Journal "40 Under 40" Recipient (2013)