Ryan Norfolk advises clients in complex, high-stakes energy regulatory matters at both the state and federal level, focusing on contested regulatory proceedings and enforcement matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Department of Energy (DOE), and state public utility commissions including the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, and the Public Utility Commission of Texas.
Ryan advises electric utilities, gas utilities, independent power producers, generation (both thermal and renewable) and transmission developers, energy traders and marketers, infrastructure funds, and private equity investors on a panoply of issues arising in both the physical and financial markets for electricity, natural gas, oil, and petroleum products.
Ryan also advises clients in the complex regulatory aspects of structured physical and financial energy transactions, project development transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and wholesale power and natural gas transactions.
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.