Chairman James Danly was named by President Trump to be Chairman of the Federal Regulatory Commission on November 5, 2020 and is serving a Commission term that ends June 30, 2023.
Danly was nominated Commissioner at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on February 12, 2020, and confirmed as a Commissioner by the United States Senate on March 12, 2020.
Danly formerly served as general counsel to FERC. Prior to joining the Commission, he was a member of the energy regulation and litigation group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP.
Prior to this Danly served as law clerk to Judge Danny Boggs at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He was a managing director of the Institute for the Study of War, a military think tank in Washington, D.C., and served an International Affairs Fellowship at the Council on Foreign Relations. Danly is a former U.S. Army officer who served two tours in Iraq, first with an infantry company in Baghdad and then on staff at Multi-National Force—Iraq, receiving a Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
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 District of Columbia Court of Appeals.
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