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National Law Journal Selects Baker Botts’ Jay Ryan as 2017 Energy and Environmental Trailblazers

HOUSTON, June 5, 2017 - Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced today that Energy Regulatory partner, Jay Ryan, was named a 2017 Energy and Environmental Trailblazers by the National Law Journal (NLJ).

Mr. Ryan is the firmwide section chair for Baker Botts' Energy Regulatory practice. He counsels electric utilities, private equity firms, project developers, hydroelectric owners and operators, and renewable resources, on transactional, regulatory and litigation matters. He 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.

In his profile, Mr. Ryan discussed his introduction to the energy industry, his most remarkable projects and the future of the electric energy industry. He is quoted stating, “utilities, regulators and developers are all wrestling with how to fairly value, compensate and integrate these resources. Resolving these issues will have significant consequences for utilities, new market entrants and consumers.”

For this third edition, NLJ chose the top energy and environmental lawyers who continue to make their mark in various aspects of the energy and environmental legal sector, showing deep passion and perseverance in pursuit of their mission and having achieved remarkable success along the way.  

Please click to review the full Energy and Environmental Trailblazers list.

Please click to learn more about Baker Botts’ Energy Regulatory practice. 


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