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News Release: March 31, 2020


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Danly Sworn In as FERC Commissioner

James Danly was sworn in as a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today by Judge Danny J. Boggs of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Danly, who up to now had been serving as general counsel to FERC, is serving a Commission term that ends June 30, 2023.

“I’m so glad to have James join my colleagues and me as a Commissioner, particularly as FERC is dealing with many pressing issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic in addition to continuing the important work of the agency,” FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee said. “The Commission and the American people will benefit from Commissioner Danly’s viewpoint on the many issues that we now have before us.”

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 his law firm experience, Danly served as law clerk to Judge Boggs, 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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