Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Richard Glick made two major staff announcements today: Pamela Quinlan as FERC Acting Chief of Staff and Matt Christiansen as FERC General Counsel.
“Both Pamela and Matt have served in my office, as advisers, with great distinction,” Chairman Glick said. “They both will play critical roles in advancing FERC’s essential mission as the nation transitions to the clean energy future. I am confident Pamela and Matt will excel in their new positions.”
Pamela Quinlan has more than 15 years of public and private sector experience in energy market regulation and policy. Prior to being named Acting Chief of Staff, Quinlan served as a Technical Advisor to Chairman Glick. She joined then-Commissioner Glick’s office in 2017 from the Commission’s Office of Energy Market Regulation. Before joining Commission staff, she worked in Energy Policy and Regulatory Affairs at Consolidated Edison in New York. Prior to that she worked at Standard & Poor’s and CPower Energy Management. She earned a Master of Science degree in Sustainability Management from Columbia University, where she also earned her bachelor’s degree. She and her husband Eric have a son and live in Washington, D.C.
Prior to being named General Counsel, Matt Christiansen served as a Legal Advisor to Chairman Glick. He joined then-Commissioner Glick’s office in 2017 from the Commission’s Office of the General Counsel. Before joining Commission staff, he served as a law clerk to the Hon. Stephen F. Williams on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the Hon. Jesse M. Furman on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He was also an Energy Law and Policy Fellow at NYU Law School’s Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law. His academic work has appeared in or is forthcoming in the Harvard Law Review, the Texas Law Review and the Energy Law Journal.
He is graduate of Yale Law School and Columbia University. He and his wife Celia have a daughter and live in Washington, D.C.
David Morenoff, who had been serving as Acting General Counsel for the past year, will return to his position as Deputy General Counsel.
“I’m glad David Morenoff will remain as the Deputy General Counsel,” Chairman Glick said. “I’ve come to rely heavily on David since I arrived at FERC and greatly value his intellect and his dedication to the Commission and public service.”