Jenner & Block

Jason Perkins is an associate in the firm’s Energy Practice.

His practice focuses on regulatory strategy, litigation, and counseling for utilities and clients in the energy industry, primarily before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and state public utility commissions.  His experience also includes drafting state and federal legislation, developing comments and filings in policy-oriented proceedings, and appellate advocacy. As part of his pro bono practice, Mr. Perkins briefed and argued an appeal for a habeas corpus petitioner at the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in 2020.

Mr. Perkins received his joint JD-MS degrees from Stanford Law School and the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources at Stanford’s Earth Sciences School in 2017. While in law school, he served in several roles for the Stanford Environmental Law Journal. In 2016, he received Stanford Law’s Olaus and Adolph Murie Award for Environmental Writing and won the student category of the American Constitution Society’s Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law.  

After working as a legislative aide to the governor of Illinois in 2010-2011, he received a Master of Public Policy degree from the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley in 2013, focusing on environmental policy. Between policy school and law school, he worked as the lead analyst for the low-income programs of the California Solar Initiative in the California Public Utilities Commission’s Energy Division. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable David F. Hamilton of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.