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News Release: September 5, 2017

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FERC Chairman Chatterjee Names New General Counsel

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Neil Chatterjee announced today that James P. Danly has been named General Counsel at the Commission, effective September 18, 2017.

Danly comes to the Commission from the energy regulation and litigation group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP. Prior to that he served as law clerk to Judge Danny Boggs at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and before that was a managing director of the Institute for the Study of War, a military think tank in Washington, D.C. He also served an International Affairs Fellowship at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Danly is a former U.S. Army officer who served two deployments to Iraq, first with an infantry company in Baghdad and then on staff at Multi-National Force—Iraq, receiving a Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

“I am pleased to welcome James to the Commission,” said Chairman Chatterjee. “His addition strengthens our already excellent Office of the General Counsel. He has served our country with honor and distinction, and I look forward to his counsel and guidance at the Commission.”

Danly earned his juris doctor from Vanderbilt University Law School, and his bachelor’s degree from Yale University. He is licensed to practice law before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

David Morenoff, who has served as FERC General Counsel since February 2017 and previously served as General Counsel and Acting General Counsel, will resume duties as Deputy General Counsel.

“I want to thank David for his outstanding leadership of the Office of the General Counsel, particularly during the period when the Commission was without a quorum. I look forward to continuing to work with him,” Chairman Chatterjee said.

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