Trump Selects James Danly for Vacant FERC Panel Post

The Trump administration nominated Federal Energy Regulatory Commission General Counsel James Danly to fill the open seat vacated by the death of Kevin McIntyre.

Danly was appointed as the Commission’s general counsel in 2017 after serving as an associate attorney in the energy regulation and litigation division of Skadden Arps. He served as a law clerk to Judge Danny Boggs at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Danly also served as managing director of the Institute for the Study of War, a military think tank in Washington, D.C. and completed an International Affairs Fellowship at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Danly is a 2013 graduate of Vanderbilt Law School. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Yale University. Danly previously served two tours of duty in Iraq, receiving a Bronze Star and Purple Heart as a former U.S. Army officer.

The FERC panel oversees the U.S. power grid, approves utility mergers and grants permits for LNG export terminals and natural gas pipelines.


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