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Raquel Herrera-Soto Murtha Cullina LLP Associate

Associate

New Haven
Email: rherrerasoto@murthalaw.com
Phone: 203-772-7736
Fax: 860-240-5736

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Bar & Court Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Florida

Education

  • University of Connecticut School of Law (J.D., 2016)
  • Lafayette College (B.S. in Chemical Engineering, 2007)

Raquel Herrera-Soto


Raquel Herrera-Soto is an associate at Murtha Cullina and member of the firm’s Energy, Environmental & Utilities and Renewable Energy Practice Groups.

Since joining Murtha in 2021, Raquel has worked with a variety of individuals and companies in the energy and public utility sectors on matters related to permitting, compliance and commercial transactions. She also completed a short-term assignment in the offices of one of the firm’s clients where she assisted their in-house legal department with energy and corporate matters. Raquel’s practice includes monitoring and updating clients on regulatory agency actions; preparing applications, motions and filings for agency proceedings; researching statutory and regulatory requirements related to proposed projects; and preparing agreements for corporate transactions. 

Raquel spent 10+ years working on permitting and regulatory matters for the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. That experience, which provided insight into what regulatory bodies look for when determining compliance, allows her to provide strategic counsel on issues her clients face. Her position with the state also offered the opportunity to work with different industries and learn about the various technologies and processes employed in their operations.  

Representative Matters
•    Monitored Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) and Connecticut Siting Council proceedings for an energy company and drafted filings for proceedings involving the client.

•    Advised an energy company in the preparation of bids for renewable energy solicitation programs, applications with the Connecticut Siting Council and filings for PURA proceedings.

•    Prepared motions and related filings for a utility company’s PURA proceedings.

•    Researched statutory regulatory requirements related to a public utility’s Connecticut Siting Council applications for electronic transmission projects. 

 

 

  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Overview

Raquel Herrera-Soto is an associate at Murtha Cullina and member of the firm’s Energy, Environmental & Utilities and Renewable Energy Practice Groups.

Since joining Murtha in 2021, Raquel has worked with a variety of individuals and companies in the energy and public utility sectors on matters related to permitting, compliance and commercial transactions. She also completed a short-term assignment in the offices of one of the firm’s clients where she assisted their in-house legal department with energy and corporate matters. Raquel’s practice includes monitoring and updating clients on regulatory agency actions; preparing applications, motions and filings for agency proceedings; researching statutory and regulatory requirements related to proposed projects; and preparing agreements for corporate transactions. 

Raquel spent 10+ years working on permitting and regulatory matters for the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. That experience, which provided insight into what regulatory bodies look for when determining compliance, allows her to provide strategic counsel on issues her clients face. Her position with the state also offered the opportunity to work with different industries and learn about the various technologies and processes employed in their operations.  

Representative Matters
•    Monitored Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) and Connecticut Siting Council proceedings for an energy company and drafted filings for proceedings involving the client.

•    Advised an energy company in the preparation of bids for renewable energy solicitation programs, applications with the Connecticut Siting Council and filings for PURA proceedings.

•    Prepared motions and related filings for a utility company’s PURA proceedings.

•    Researched statutory regulatory requirements related to a public utility’s Connecticut Siting Council applications for electronic transmission projects. 

 

 

Prior Experience
  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Florida
Education
  • University of Connecticut School of Law (J.D., 2016)
  • Lafayette College (B.S. in Chemical Engineering, 2007)
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