Olya Petukhova

Special Counsel


Olya Petukhova is an energy lawyer and special counsel with Foley & Lardner LLP. Her practice focuses on energy regulation issues. She counsels clients and provides regulatory risk analysis in connection with various transactions in the energy industry, including contract negotiation, project development, and regulatory compliance. She has also represented regulated and unregulated clients in energy-related litigation and administrative proceedings before state and federal courts and agencies, such as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Department of Energy, and the New York and Wisconsin Public Service Commissions.

Ms. Petukhova has also represented a variety of clients in bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings, including Chapter 11 debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, and indenture trustees. Ms. Petukhova’s complex commercial litigation experience includes commercial contract disputes, employer/employee disputes, trade secret misappropriation claims, and securities and enforcement matters.


Ms. Petukhova received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2004. She was senior administrative editor and note and comment editor at the Wisconsin International Law Journal. She received her bachelor's degree, cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin in 2001. In 1999, Ms. Petukhova studied at the Spanish American Institute in Seville, Spain.


Ms. Petukhova is admitted to practice law in New York and Wisconsin.


Ms. Petukhova speaks Russian, Spanish, and Ukrainian.