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Rachel Welch

Rachel Welch

Contracts Manager, Energy, Transportation & Metals


Contracts Manager, Energy, Transportation & Metals at Cargill



Contracts Manager, Energy, Transportation & Metals

Negotiate master agreements (EEI, NAEMA Supplement, CTA) and structured transactions for power and coal trading desks.

Develop Power, Natural Gas, and Coal Annex templates for use with the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) Master Agreement

Negotiate EEI and FTAA (Funds Transfer Agent Agreement) documentation in support of WMBE (Women and Minority-Owned Business Enterprise) customers

Contract Sub-Committee for Western Systems Power Pool (WSPP) Master Agreement

Draft and advise on contracts for ODS and LFG carbon reduction tonnes (CRT)

Co-Chair, ETM/FS Women's Council

Career medium 02
Career medium 01


Contracts Associate-Energy, Transportation & Metals

Draft and negotiate wholesale power, renewable energy credit, and coal master agreements, transaction confirmations, confidentiality agreements, letters of credit, and incoming parent guarantees

Negotiate EEI Master Agreements, 2006 and 2010 Coal Trade Association (CTA) Master Agreements, NAEMA Supplements, and ISDA Annexes


Minnesota Public Utilities Commission

Rates Analyst

• Analyzed various rate design issues involving residential customer service charges, inverted block rates, franchise fees, and residential customer charges in gas and electric utility rate cases

• Analyzed and provided recommendations on investor owned and municipal utility integrated resource plan filings

• Wrote briefing papers on generic docket issues including: revenue decoupling, demand side management incentives, renewable energy credit ownership, mercury reduction implementation filings

• Interpreted legislative history and statutes pertaining to mercury emissions reduction, energy efficiency goals, and financial incentives for conservation investment

• Researched national utility resource plan procedures in order to address possible improvements to Minn. procedures

• Analyzed utility renewable power purchase agreements

• Represented Minnesota PUC Staff in weekly Commission Agenda hearings, meetings with stakeholders, and rate case public and evidentiary hearings

• Provided research support for Commissioner work with the Midwestern Governors’ Association Energy Efficiency Advisory Group

Career medium 04

Spherion Corporation

Document Review Attorney

Analyzed documents for use in litigation, sub-contracted to Faegre & Benson in Minneapolis.

Neblett, Beard, and Arsenault

Law Clerk

Researched Class Action Fairness Act issues and jurisdiction-related questions in both Louisiana state court and federal courts.

Provided deposition summarization, document review, and legal brief drafting.

Career medium 02

Louisiana Supreme Court

Law Library Clerk

Provided research assistance to non-attorneys and general library support.

Tulane University

Tulane Law Criminal Defense Clinic Clerk

Researched criminal defense and domestic violence issues in post-Katrina New Orleans.

Sanjay Biswas & Associates

Law Clerk

Provided research and general assistance for H1B visas and change of status filings.

Peace Corps

Peace Corps Volunteer-Morocco

Youth Development Volunteer in Youssoufia, Morocco, evacuated spring of 2003 when the war in Iraq began.

Tulane University Law School

JD, Certificate of Specialization in Environmental Law

Washington and Lee University

B.A., English

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