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Jones Day adds energy partner David Martin Connelly to Washington Office

November 2017


The global law firm Jones Day has announced that David Martin Connelly has joined the Firm in Washington, D.C. as a partner in the Energy Practice.

Experienced in many facets of energy law, Mr. Connelly has advised electric utilities and their affiliates on legal and policy matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and various U.S. Courts of Appeal for almost 20 years. He has worked on electric transmission matters including open-access transmission service, cost-of-service transmission rates, incentive transmission rates, generation and transmission interconnection matters, and the provision of wholesale distribution service. Mr. Connelly has also advised on NERC compliance matters, including self-reports, spot checks, and formal audits.

"Dave is an outstanding addition to our global energy team of more than 200 lawyers," said Kevin McIntyre, who co-leads the Jones Day's Energy Practice. "He has successfully represented electric utilities in a wide range of matters, and his broad experience will make him a great resource for Jones Day clients here in Washington and around the world."

Jones Day Energy Practice co-leader Jeff Schlegel added "Dave is an acknowledged leader in legal policy and compliance issues in the energy industry. He will add significant depth and breadth to our already outstanding capabilities."

Earlier in his career, Mr. Connelly was senior counsel for Dominion Energy Services, Inc., where he represented the company in electric transmission matters and NERC compliance. He helped develop Dominion's forward-looking formula transmission rate and obtain FERC approval of incentive rate treatment associated with more than $850 million of transmission enhancement projects.

"Dave brings to Jones Day valuable experience and success in the increasingly competitive energy sector. That experience includes effectively advising clients on compliance matters, and representing them in formal hearings and audits," said Kevyn Orr, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Washington Office. "He is a great addition to what is already an outstanding practice, and I look forward to the use of these skills for the benefit of our clients."

Mr. Connelly is on the board of directors for the Energy Bar Association and is a member of the American Bar Association, Section of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law.

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 43 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.

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