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Senate confirms Jones Day partner Kevin McIntyre to FERC, to be designated Chairman by White House

November 2017


The United States Senate has confirmed Jones Day partner Kevin McIntyre as a commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC"). The White House has indicated he will be designated as FERC’s next Chairman upon confirmation. Mr. McIntyre is based in the Firm’s Washington, D.C. office and is co-head of Jones Day's global Energy Practice.

"Kevin is among the most knowledgeable energy regulatory leaders in the country and we’re confident that he will do an excellent job as FERC chairman," said Kevyn Orr, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Washington Office. "He has a deep understanding of how our energy markets work and will be a constructive presence at the federal level for responsibly pursuing important infrastructure projects and enforcing the regulation of the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas, and oil. We wish him the best in this crucial position at FERC."

Mr. McIntyre has substantial professional experience relating to the regulation of energy markets, electric and natural gas utilities, and oil and gas pipelines. His legal career has included a particular focus on compliance and enforcement matters, energy marketing and trading, market-based rates and other competition issues, tariff compliance and administration, energy exports, and electric reliability standards. Mr. McIntyre is also experienced in utility and pipeline rate litigation, utility mergers and acquisitions, and the negotiation and drafting of energy contracts.

Together with his Jones Day energy colleagues, Mr. McIntyre authored The Energy Policy Act of 2005, an authoritative reference and guide to the legislation of the same name passed by the United States Congress. An active lecturer, Mr. McIntyre speaks regularly on topics of interest in the energy industry.

Beyond his work in energy law, Mr. McIntyre serves on the advisory board of the Corporate Counsel Institute of Georgetown University Law Center and is a member of the board of directors of the Charitable Foundation of the Energy Bar Association. He has also provided assistance at the D.C. Bar Advice and Referral Clinic and to individuals seeking asylum in the United States. Mr. McIntyre's volunteer experience also includes service on the board of governors of the Georgetown University Alumni Association. He has served as  chairman of Georgetown's Law Alumni Board and Law Annual Fund.

Mr. McIntyre earned his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from San Diego State University, and his law degree from Georgetown University, where he was executive editor of Law and Policy in International Business.

Read the White House announcement about Kevin McIntyre’s nomination to serve as FERC Chairman.

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