Jenner & Block

Maris J. Jager is special counsel in the firm’s Energy Practice.  She focuses her practice on energy regulatory matters and commercial litigation.

Ms. Jager has served as counsel in natural gas, water and electric regulatory proceedings, including natural gas, water and electric utility rate litigation, proceedings related to Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and Smart Grid deployment and applications, cost and revenue reconciliations, system acquisitions, Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity applications and expansions, utility tariffs, rulemakings, energy efficiency programs and whistleblower litigation.  She has also counseled clients in complex litigation matters, including commodities trading and regulation, complex contract disputes, fraud, and antitrust law.  In addition, Ms. Jager co-authors a quarterly column addressing regulatory updates for the Midwest Energy Association.

Ms. Jager previously served as a litigation associate in the Chicago office of a prominent international law firm, where she focused her practice on complex commercial litigation, including issues related to pipeline safety and natural gas defense.

Ms. Jager is an active member of several bar associations, including the Chicago Bar Association’s Energy and Communications Law Committee, the Washington State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy and Resources.  Ms. Jager is also active in leadership roles in the ABA.  She served as the 2018 Law Day Team Chair for the ABA’s Young Lawyers Division and currently serves as chair of the Articles Subcommittee for the Water Quality and Wetlands Committee of the ABA’s Section of Environment, Energy and Resources.

Ms. Jager is active in the Chicago community.  She has served on the Executive Committee of the Associates Board of the Legal Aid Society, where she coordinated fundraising and outreach to members of the community and local law schools.  Ms. Jager also served on the Executive Committee of the Young Professionals Board of Illinois Legal Aid Online, a non-profit organization committed to using technology to increase access to legal services for underserved communities throughout Illinois. 

Ms. Jager’s pro bono experience includes volunteering at a legal aid referral and advice clinic, where she provided advice and referrals in areas of civil law to residents of the Chicago-land area, and volunteering with the Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing.