In an article announcing the award, Law360 wrote: "Norton Rose Fulbright's Becky Diffen has made a career in renewable energy, helping to facilitate the financing of a 200 MW wind farm in the Texas Panhandle and assisting Duke Energy's effort to build an energy storage project at a time when the technology was especially new, earning her a place among five energy attorneys honored by Law360 as Rising Stars."
Law360's Rising Stars are lawyers under 40 whose achievements belie their age, in the estimation of the publication's editors. A group of editors chose the winners after evaluating more than 1,300 entries.
Diffen has more than 17 years' experience in the renewable energy industry and previously worked as a utility-scale wind power developer. She focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions, project development, and project finance in the wind, solar, energy storage, and waste-to-energy industries. She also teaches a seminar on renewable energy law as an adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Law, her law school alma mater.