Rikaela is an associate in Taft's Energy practice group and practices primarily in the areas of:

  • Public utility regulation
  • Energy industry regulation and commercial transactions
  • Administrative law and procedure

Rikaela represents utilities and other energy market participants on a range of state and federal energy regulation matters, with a focus on traditional electric and natural gas utility rate cases, plant construction and retirements, and retail electric and natural gas supplier compliance.

Before joining the firm, Rikaela was an associate at a national firm, where she gained extensive experience in ratemaking and regulatory law.

In law school, Rikaela was an articles editor for Vermont Law Review and a research associate for the Institute for Energy and the Environment. She earned her B.A. in political science and environmental studies from St. Olaf College.


  • Vermont Law School (2017)

    J.D., magna cum laude

    • Vermont Law Review (Articles Editor)
    • Academic Excellence Awards: Highest grades in Evidence and Energy Regulation and the Environment
    • Dean's List


  • St. Olaf College (2014)



  • State - Minnesota
  • State - Wisconsin
  • Federal - Western District of Wisconsin

Speeches and Publications

EPA Releases PFAS Action Plan for Emerging Contaminants 
Energy, Environment, & Natural Resources Client Alert
George J. Marek, Lauren R. Harpke, Rikaela R. J. Greane

"Commercial Real Estate Transactions in Wisconsin"
Co-Author of Environmental Considerations Chapter, State Bar of Wisconsin
Rikaela R. J. Greane

"How the RTO Stakeholder Process Affects Market Efficacy"
R Street Policy Study No. 112, Oct. 2017 
Rikaela R. J. Greane

Professional Affiliations

  • Wisconsin State Bar Association

    Utilities Section Board Member

  • Energy Bar Association


  • Minnesota Women Lawyers

    Development Committee Member

  • Cowles Center Benefit Committee


Community Involvement

  • Madison Ballet

    Board Member