Trump Nominates Energy Attorney to Head FERC

By Editors of Power Engineering

President Donald Trump has nominated Kevin McIntyre, co-head of the energy practice at law firm Jones Day, to lead the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

McIntyre has represented energy industry clients on a variety of matters including compliance, enforcement, trading, exports and marketing, The Hill reported.

Since last month, FERC has only had one commissioner, acting chairwoman Cheryl LaFleur. The agency has been without its three-commissioner quorum since February and has been unable to make major decisions.

Trump has nominated three others for commissioner positions – Neil Chatterjee, Robert Powelson and Robert Glick.

The Hill noted numerous attorneys at Jones Day have become part of the Trump administration, including White House counsel Don McGahn.