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Represents clients in regulatory and compliance matters concerning the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and state public utility commissions, energy-related transactions and financings, and in the establishment of compliance programs and training. Clients include utilities, commodities merchants, oil and gas pipeline companies, electric generators, energy marketers, industrial customers, generators, lenders and financial institutions and oil and gas producers.
Served as chief counsel to Lehman Brothers commodity trading business, advising on legal, transactional and regulatory matters relating to the company’s physical and derivative commodity businesses; served as general counsel and chief energy counsel at Constellation Energy’s merchant and trading business; and served as senior legal advisor in the Office of General Counsel of FERC, advising on complex legal, regulatory policy and legislative issues coming before FERC, including matters related to Regional Transmission Organizations/Independent System Operators, gas and electric market oversight, market-based rates and transmission.
EEI Power Contract Drafting Committee, Founding Co-Chair; Committee Member; Energy Bar Association, Chairman, Finance & Transactions Committee; University of Illinois, Transmission Business School, Faculty/Lecturer
JD, University of Baltimore School of Law, 1980; BA, University of Maryland, 1977