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David Martin Connelly Elected Vice President of The Foundation of The Energy Law Journal’s Board of Directors

David Martin Connelly, partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and member of the Energy Practice, has been elected Vice President of the Foundation of the Energy Law Journal’s (FELJ) Board of Directors. 

Established in 1986, the FELJ serves as the steward of the Energy Law Journal (ELJ), an innovative legal publication which is a vital part of the energy community. With a focus on capturing the wealth of knowledge and expertise in energy law, the FELJ ensures that the latest research and insights in energy policy and regulation are readily available for discussion and debate.

David will serve as Vice President for the 2024-2025 term which began in May 2024. 

With more than 25 years of experience, David advises electric utilities and their affiliates on legal and policy matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and U.S. Courts of Appeals. His practice focuses on electric transmission matters, including open-access transmission service, cost-of-service rates for transmission and ancillary services, incentive transmission rates, generation and transmission interconnection matters, and the provision of wholesale distribution service, both in bilateral and organized markets. He regularly advises on transmission and generation interconnection issues associated with renewable development and also advises on North American Electric Reliability Corporation compliance matters, including self-reports, spot checks, formal audits, and cybersecurity issues. 

This latest role continues David’s long history of leadership in the energy industry. He served as President of the Energy Bar Association’s (EBA) Board of Directors in 2023-2024, President of the Charitable Foundation of Energy Bar Association's Board of Directors in 2019-2020, a member of the EBA’s Board of Directors from 2015 to 2018, and in other various leadership roles over the years. He has been recognized by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Lawdragon 500, The Best Lawyers in America®, Washington DC Super Lawyers, and Legal 500 US for his energy regulatory experience.