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Trump to nominate FERC general counsel for Commission seat

President Donald Trump formally announced that he intends to nominate James Danly, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s general counsel, to serve as a FERC Commissioner for the remainder of a five-year term expiring June 30, 2023.

If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Danly would be the third Republican on the five-member Commission, joining FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee and Bernard McNamee.

Danly will serve the remainder of the term left by the passing of FERC Chairman Kevin McIntyre earlier this year.

Before joining the Commission as general counsel, Danly was a member of the energy regulation and litigation group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP.

Danly previously served as law clerk to Judge Danny Boggs at the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

He was also a managing director of the Institute for the Study of War and an International Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Commissioner Richard Glick is a Democrat. The other Democratic seat was vacated with the recent departure of Cheryl LaFleur, who joined the board of directors of ISO New England on Oct. 1.