The Duke Law Alumni Association named Serena A. Rwejuna (Washington, DC), a partner at global law firm White & Case LLP, the recipient of its 2022 Young Alumni Award at a ceremony on April 8.
The Law Alumni Association established the Young Alumni Award in 2000 to honor an individual who has graduated within the past 15 years and has made significant leadership and service contributions to Duke Law School and the legal profession.
Rwejuna helps lead the White & Case Energy Markets & Regulatory practice. She also serves as Co-Deputy Head for the North American Region of the Firm’s Global Power Industry Group. As a member of the Energy, Infrastructure and Project Development and Finance Group, Rwejuna’s practice focuses on advising energy companies on a range of regulatory, compliance, commercial, administrative litigation, and enforcement issues. She also has experience with a variety of clean energy technologies, including solar, onshore and offshore wind, hydro and waste-to-energy. Serena counsels utilities, generators, pipelines, natural gas distribution companies and other energy industry participants on compliance with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulations, and advises them on project development, mergers and acquisitions, energy transition issues, administrative litigation and dispute resolution, and state regulatory compliance. Serena is regularly invited to speak on issues related to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Sustainability, Energy Transition, Enforcement and Compliance, and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Advancement (DEIA). In service to the Duke University community, Serena is an inaugural member of the Duke Law Alumnae Leadership Council and serves as Co-Chair for the DukeDC Regional Board of Directors, which serves the 13,000 Duke University alumni in the greater Washington, DC area.