M.P.P., University of California, Berkeley; B.A., economics, Colby College
Summary of Experience
Ms. Okie specializes in the application of economic, financial, and policy analyses across a broad range of complex litigation and non-litigation assignments, including in the areas of energy and the environment, finance and securities, and commercial disputes. In her litigation work, Ms. Okie has experience through all phases of the process, including fact and expert discovery, class certification, liability and damages, and trial. In proceedings involving the energy industry, she has led case teams supporting academic and industry experts in estimating lost profits and commercial damages associated with a failed solar photovoltaic project, and in valuing oil and natural gas pipeline rights-of-way. She has also supported clients involved in federal investigations assessing claims of market manipulation, including in natural gas and propane derivatives markets. In these matters, she has evaluated trading data, market definition, and other competitive issues. Her recent finance and securities case work has included assessing alleged misrepresentations and omissions in the underwriting of securities, including issues surrounding loss causation, falsity, and materiality; evaluating sell-side and buy-side due diligence; analyzing the role of housing policy in the financial crisis; analyzing expected synergies and other valuation-related issues associated with M&A activity; assessing spreads charged on foreign exchange conversions; and evaluating the appropriateness of class certification.
In addition, Ms. Okie has conducted multiple analyses of state and federal climate policies, including assessments related to the US Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan and quantifying the power system and macroeconomic impacts of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. She has written on a wide variety of energy and environmental topics for such publications as The Electricity Journal, and has authored numerous white papers and reports for foundations, regional transmission organizations, and industry organizations.
- Analysis of Economic Feasibility of Proposed Coal Plant
- CFTC v. Hunter and FERC v. Hunter
- Consultants Study CEO Perspectives and Recommendations on California’s Advanced Energy Policies
- Quantifying Energy Savings and Emission Reductions under the Section 111(d) Carbon Pollution Standard
- State of North Carolina, ex rel. Roy Cooper, Attorney General, v. Tennessee Valley Authority
- The Economic Impacts of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative on Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States
- Toyota Industries and Cascade Corporation Transaction
- United States v. Mark David Radley, et al.
American Bar Association Section of Litigation, The Woman Advocate, August 17, 2017
White Paper, April 2015
White Paper, March 2014
White Paper, July 2014
Assessment of EPA’s Clean Power Plan: Evaluation of Energy Efficiency Program Ramp Rates and Savings Levels
White Paper, December 2014
The Economic Potential of Energy Efficiency: A Resource Potentially Unlocked by the Clean Power Plan
White Paper, December 2014
California's Advanced Energy Economy: Advanced Energy Business Leaders’ Perspectives and Recommendations on California’s Energy Policies
Report prepared for the Advanced Energy Economy Institute, February 2013
Electricity Journal, November 2012, Vol. 25, Issue 9
The Economic Impacts of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative on Ten Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States
White Paper, November 2011
Strategic Options for Investment in Transmission in Support of Offshore Wind Development in Massachusetts
Commissioned by the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust (MRET)
- AG Feature LNG Contracts Taking New Shape in Europe and Globally
American Bar Association Publishes Analysis Group Article on How to Manage Multiple Expert Witnesses
- Forum Assessing the EPA’s Clean Power Plan
Quantifying Energy Savings and Emission Reductions under the Section 111(d) Carbon Pollution Standard
Crediting Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions from Energy Efficiency InvestmentsWhite Paper, March 2014"