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King, Deanna E.
Deanna E. King
P: +1.512.494.3612
F: +1.512.479.3912

Joy Pierson


Deanna King represents domestic and foreign energy-industry clients in a broad range of matters related to market access, competition, market behavior and market design, enforcement and compliance, and restructuring and cross-border issues related to participation in United States energy markets.  

Deanna counsels energy sector clients on regulatory and compliance matters and represents them in enforcement, administrative and litigation proceedings, with a particular focus on organized and bilateral energy markets in the west, contract negotiation and dispute resolution, and compliance with market rules. She has represented clients participating in agency rulemaking and policy proceedings involving competition, pricing and access to wholesale electricity and transmission markets.

Over the past decade, Deanna has played a lead role as counsel for clients in connection with government investigations, contested FERC proceedings, and litigation involving federally-regulated electricity and transmission markets. Deanna appears on behalf of energy-sector clients in proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and other federal and state agencies, in federal and state courts, and in mediation and arbitration proceedings.


J.D., with honors, The University of Texas School of Law, 1998
M.Ed., with highest honors, The University of Texas at Austin, 1988
B.S., magna cum laude, Baylor University, 1986

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 5th, 9th, and District of Columbia Circuits
U.S. District Court for the Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
The Supreme Court of Texas


Travis County Bar Association
State Bar of Texas
Austin Young Lawyers' Association
American Bar Association


Chambers & Partners, Chambers Global, Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation), 2015-2016
Chambers & Partners, Chambers USA, Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation), 2011-2016
Legalease, The Legal 500 United States, Energy: Regulatory, 2013-2014; Energy: Litigation, 2010-2012
Thomson Reuters, Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2006-2008
Texas Law Review Association, Board Member