Kay practices in energy and utility law, advising and representing energy and utility companies before state regulatory agencies in various cases. For more than 30 years, she has represented energy utility companies before state public utility commissions in a variety of proceedings, such as rate cases, innovative rate design cases, fuel and purchased power proceedings, CPCN cases, environmental compliance cases, infrastructure cases, prudence cases, smart grid, energy efficiency and demand response matters, mergers and acquisitions, and RTO issues.
Kay’s career has included serving both as an in-house lawyer (for Cinergy, PSI Energy, and Alliant Energy) and an outside lawyer, including serving as general counsel for Cinergy’s Regulated Businesses and serving as deputy general counsel for Alliant Energy. She has also served in several executive positions with Cinergy, Duke Energy, and Alliant Energy, notably: president of Duke Energy Indiana (PSI Energy), vice president of Regulatory Strategy for Duke Energy, and vice president of Regulatory Affairs for Alliant Energy.
Kay focuses on providing cost-effective legal services to energy and utility companies. She strives to assist clients in obtaining constructive regulatory outcomes in the regulated energy and utility arena. At the same time, she aspires to develop and promote regulatory strategies that align the interests of both utility customers and utility investors whenever possible.
Honoree, Best Lawyers in America, Energy Law (2024)
Honoree, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Energy & Natural Resources (2023)
Appointed by Governor Eric Holcomb to the 21st Century Energy Policy Development Task Force (2019-2021)
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- Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law (1984)
- DePauw University (1981)
- State - Indiana
Speeches and Publications
- Kay is a frequent speaker and has presented at numerous energy and utility forums during her career.
- Panelist, “Ethical Considerations for the Energy Professional: Why Do Good People Do Bad Things?” Energy Bar Association – Southern Chapter Annual Meeting, March 25, 2001.
- Panelist, “Electricity Grid Modernization,” Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s Indiana Conference on Energy Management, 2017.
- Indiana State Bar Association
Kay is actively involved and/or an active supporter of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Make-A-Wish Foundation (Indiana chapter), United Way of Central Indiana, Damar Services, Young Voices of Indianapolis, DePauw University, and the Chris Center.