Day Pitney LLP today announced that Joseph H. Fagan has joined the firm as a partner in its Energy and Utility Law department. Fagan's practice focuses on developing natural gas and electric infrastructure projects and counseling clients on associated regulatory, enforcement and commercial issues. Previously a partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP and Heller Ehrman LLP, Fagan will reside in Day Pitney's Washington, DC, office.
"Joe has played a key role in many industry-leading transactions, and we are delighted to have him on our team," said Gerry Garfield, chair of Day Pitney's Energy and Utility Law department. "He brings a tremendous wealth of experience that will be very beneficial to our clients."
Added Stuart M. Rennert, a partner in Day Pitney's Washington office, "Joe immediately enhances our stature in the legal community here in Washington. In a regulatory environment that includes a growing number of challenges and tighter restrictions on many parties, Joe has much sought-after experience that will be critical for getting deals done and serving our clients."
For almost two decades, Fagan has worked closely with those affected by the changing regulatory landscape of the natural gas and electric power industries. His clients have included natural gas storage companies, liquefied natural gas project developers, interstate pipeline and local distribution companies, marketers and producers. Fagan also has extensive experience working with electric utilities, renewable power developers, qualifying facilities and smart grid companies. He routinely counsels clients on matters related to regulatory, litigation and legislative issues, and he appears frequently on their behalf before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in connection with rate, certificate, complaint and rulemaking proceedings. He also assists with project development, market enforcement, rate-making, corporate compliance, asset acquisitions and other industry-specific matters.
Fagan regularly represents clients in federal appellate and district courts throughout the United States. He has been deeply involved in all manner of litigation engagements, ranging from FERC rate cases to federal court proceedings involving challenges to the performance of the regulated energy markets and alleged violations of FERC market behavior rules.
"Day Pitney's energy team is well known for its multidisciplinary work on behalf of a wide range of clients," said Fagan. "I am excited to be joining the firm, and I look forward to working alongside my many new colleagues and collaborating with them to grow my practice."
Nationally ranked in 2010 and 2011 by Chambers USA in the area of Energy: Electricity Regulatory-National, Fagan frequently speaks and writes on important industry topics, and is often interviewed by energy trade publications for his insights on topical issues. He received a J.D. degree from George Washington University Law School and a B.A. degree, with honors, from Wesleyan University. As a law student, Fagan clerked in the FERC Solicitor's office.
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