Expertise: Energy Regulatory Law
Andrew Wills is the Senior Advisor and Chief of Staff for the DOE Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response.
Wills previously served as Associate In-House Counsel at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) where he worked collaboratively with the Legal, Enforcement, and Compliance departments in reliability standard development and general corporate advisement.
Andrew is a 2011 magna cum laude graduate of the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) at the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens, Georgia, and a 2014 cum laude graduate of the UGA School of Law. While attending UGA School of Law, he was a member of editorial board for the Georgia Journal of Intellectual Property and he served as a student representative for the dean of University of Georgia School of Law in the Dean’s Ambassador program. As a law student, he participated in two University of Georgia School of Law clinical clerkship programs, first as a student clerk for the Athens-Clarke County Chief Magistrate in 2012 and again as a student clerk for Athens-Clarke County State Court Judges in 2013. He also demonstrated interest a particular interest in the practice of energy regulatory law through law school, serving as a summer clerk for corporate counsel at Georgia Transmission Corporation in Tucker, GA, and as a summer associate for energy boutique Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer, & Pembroke in Washington, D.C.
In Spring 2014, he began as corporate counsel intern for the Standards Development team in the Legal Department at NERC in Atlanta, GA, where he reported directly to the Associate General Counsel for standards development.