Ryan Norfolk advises clients in the energy and financial services sectors on federal and state energy regulatory matters, with a focus on government investigations. Ryan has represented clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on a wide range of issues including capacity market development, natural gas transportation rate design, interconnection planning, hydroelectric licensing, and in investigations of alleged market manipulation in the wholesale electric markets.
Ryan also provides regulatory guidance on state and federal regulatory issues arising from the disposition and acquisition of electric power and natural gas facilities, particularly in the context of the Federal Power Act and the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 2005. Additionally, Ryan has prepared comprehensive regulatory and compliance initiatives for several Fortune 100 corporations.
Before entering private practice, Ryan clerked for the Honorable H. Peter Young and the Honorable Charlotte J. Hardnett with FERC's Office of Administrative Law Judges and Dispute Resolution. He began his legal career as assistant general counsel and regulatory advisor to an international energy services consultancy group.