Lynda Cooney

lynda cooney energy recruiting practice lead

Practice Leader - Energy Practice

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Lynda is the Practice Leader in charge of Variant Partners’ in-house energy legal search team. Our practice has been exclusive to legal positions in energy companies since 2003.

Through the years we’ve built an extensive proprietary legal network: we know more energy industry attorneys than there are on LinkedIn. When we start a search we use our connections to systematically and confidentially reach out to each and every individual in the country who has the background we’re searching for while our research team simultaneously makes sure we haven’t missed anyone – our goal is to leave no stone unturned!

Lynda has been nationally recognized year after year for her performance and her team’s excellence. What sets her apart is her genuine interest in each person’s professional and personal motivations. She partners with general counsels and legal team managers to find the specific person to align with the Company’s legal strategy and broader industry trends.

Lynda is a Certified Senior Account Manager (CSAM) through MRINetwork. She is also an active member of the Energy Bar Association (EBA) and Advancing Women in Energy (AWE). In January of 2020 she became the AWE Events Chair, and in August, was added to the AWE Board of Directors.

Lynda earned her MA degree in History from Eastern Michigan University. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, performing arts, and spending time with family.

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In-House Legal Search


Electric vertical: power generation through high voltage transmission to the distribution utilities. Whether the generation is conventional fossil fuel, nuclear, wind, or solar, lawyers are involved at every step.

Natural Gas vertical: upstream production, gathering and processing , interstate pipelines, and the distribution utility.

  • Upstream Exploration & Production
  • Oil & Gas Pipelines
  • Midstream
  • Investor owned utilities
  • Transmission Owners
  • RTO/ ISO
  • Merchant Generators
  • Energy Trading and Marketing
  • Infrastructure Developers
  • Renewable Energy


  • FERC Regulatory and Compliance
  • State Regulatory and Compliance
  • Energy Commodity Trading
  • Commercial Transactional
  • Project Development and Project Finance
  • Oil and Gas Transactions
  • Nuclear/NRC
  • SEC Reporting and Governance
  • Environmental
  • Labor and Employment

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