Commissioner James Danly was nominated by President Trump to be a 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, who up to now had been serving as general counsel to FERC, is serving a Commission term that ends June 30, 2023. Danly has been FERC General Counsel since September 2017. 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 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. 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.


 

Sworn In
March 31, 2020
Term Expires
June 30, 2023
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  • Matthew Estes
    Senior Legal Advisor
  • Kyrstin Wallach
    Legal Advisor
  • Mercedes Kearney
    Executive Coordinator
  • Carolyn Clarkin
    Attorney Advisor
  • Paul Wight
    Attorney Advisor

This page was last updated on June 24, 2020