Jay Ryan is the Chair of Baker Botts' Energy Regulatory practice. Jay also serves on the Board of the Northeast Chapter of the Energy Bar Association, is Vice-Chair of the National Hydropower Association's Regulatory Affairs Committee, and was named by the National Law Journal as a 2017 Energy and Environmental Trailblazer.
Mr. Ryan counsels electric utilities, private equity funds, project developers, hydroelectric owners and operators, and renewable resources, on transactional, regulatory and litigation matters. These matters include the operation of wholesale power markets and regional transmission organizations; transmission and generation development; hydroelectric licensing, relicensing, and compliance; cross-border transactions; audits, investigations and enforcement actions; asset acquisitions, due diligence and divestitures; and compliance issues arising under federal and state energy and environmental laws. Mr. Ryan has significant experience representing clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Department of the Interior, the National Marine Fisheries Service and state water quality agencies.