Sherry A. Quirk

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Sherry A. Quirk serves as executive vice president and general counsel for TVA, with responsibility for directing TVA's legal affairs and serving as corporate secretary to the board of directors. As TVA's chief legal officer, Quirk heads the agency’s office of the general counsel, which provides legal services to TVA in all aspects of its operations. Quirk also is TVA’s designated agency ethics official, responsible for the administration of the agency-wide ethics program.

Prior to joining TVA, Quirk served as an equity partner in the law firm of Schiff Hardin LLP, which specializes in federal energy regulation, legislation and power supply transactions. As head of Schiff Hardin’s energy and public utilities practice group, she led a staff of over 20 attorneys in counseling energy companies on a variety of complex matters, and worked with public power entities, investor-owned utilities, rural electric cooperatives, alternative energy developers and large consumer groups.

Quirk holds a J.D. degree from the Washington College of Law at American University, and a bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College. She has previously served on the board of directors for the Energy Bar Association, and has been recognized as a Best Lawyer in America by Energy Law; a Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer by the Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law; and a Washington, D.C., Super Lawyer by the Top 50 Women Lawyers Group.