jordan@mrg-law.com
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JORDAN R. SCHOONOVER

Jordan’s practice focuses on energy, environmental, and telecommunications law. She provides regulatory and transactional advice and representation in related litigation to clients throughout the West and Alaska.

Legal Experience

Prior to joining McDowell Rackner Gibson in 2016, Jordan clerked for Judge Martha Craig Daughtrey on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Nashville, Tennessee, and for Judge Edward F. Shea on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington in Richland.  During law school, she completed legal externships at the U.S. Department of Justice in the power plants group and for Judge Michael Mosman on the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.

Representative Work

  • Advises investor-owned utilities on PURPA and Qualifying Facility policy and transactional issues and assists in contested case and rulemaking proceedings before the Public Utility Commission of Oregon.

  • Assisted investor-owned utility in gaining approval for corporate reorganization, and achieved favorable resolution of a discovery dispute.

  • Advised utilities regarding service territory issues and assisted in related litigation before the Public Utility Commission of Oregon and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

  • Advised independent power producer about compliance issues surrounding Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) and thermal-RECs.

  • Advises electric and natural gas utilities on general rate cases and other regulatory matters.

Professional Activities

  • Member of the Oregon State Bar.

  • Elected Representative to the Oregon State Bar House of Delegates.

  • Member of the Oregon State Bar Energy, Telecom & Utility Law Section.

  • Member of the Oregon State Bar Environmental and Natural Resource Section.

  • Member of Oregon Women Lawyers.

  • Board Co-Chair & Mentor for the Lezak Legacy Social Justice Fellowship Program.

  • Member of the Board of Directors for Oregon Energy Fund, a non-profit that provides energy bill assistance to low-income Oregonians in support of household stability.

Education

Jordan graduated magna cum laude from Colby College in Maine with honors and distinction in the Biology: Environmental Science major.   At Colby, she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, captain of the track & field team, leader of a volunteer tutoring program, and a competitor on the ballroom dance team.  

Jordan graduated summa cum laude from Lewis & Clark Law School in 2014 with a certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law.   During law school, Jordan worked as an associate editor on Environmental Law Review, was selected as a Lezak Legacy Fellow, received the Dean’s Scholarship of Excellence, and earned multiple pro bono and community service honors awards for her volunteer work. 

Community Activities

Jordan is active in various public interest organizations.  Her work has included assisting pro bono clients, coordinating volunteer efforts, and presenting at a continuing legal education event.