Sarah A. W. Fitts is a partner at the law firm ArentFox Schiff LLP where she advises clients on transactions and governance, with a focus on energy and the energy transition.  Over her decades of practice she has advised on numerous landmark projects, from oil and gas development, new gas-fired power plants, ESG, renewable energy and battery storage.  Her clients include corporations, developers, entrepreneurs, and charities.  Sarah also focuses on regional issues, serving as a board member and vice chair of the Regional Plan Association, a board member of the New York Chapter of the Women’s Infrastructure Network and on the board of Our Energy Policy Foundation.  Sarah is a co-editor of the American Bar Association’s book Distributed Generation Law: A Guide to Regulations, Policies and Programs (2020), and is a prior chair of the ABA’s Renewable Alternative and Distributed Energy Resources Committee.  She is a current member of the International Bar Association’s Section on Environment, Energy Resources and Infrastructure Law Council and a prior co-chair of the IBA’s Power Law Committee.  Sarah first learned Japanese while living in Japan as a high school exchange student and worked in Japan early in her career.  Given this experience and cultural understanding, Sarah frequently advises Japanese companies entering the US market.