Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Sherry Quirk serves as executive vice president and general counsel for TVA. Quirk has responsibility for directing TVA’s legal affairs, serving as corporate secretary for the board of directors, and leading TVA as a member of the executive management team. Quirk is TVA’s designated agency ethics official, responsible for the administration of the enterprise ethics program. As TVA’s chief legal officer, Quirk heads the Office of General Counsel which serves TVA through legal, regulatory, and policy support, directing the programs of Legal Counsel, Operational and Regulatory Assurance, and Energy and Environmental Policy.
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.