WASHINGTON, D.C., May 6, 2013 -- Electric power lawyer Jay Ryan has joined Baker Botts L.L.P. as a partner today, adding his extensive experience representing clients on transactional, regulatory and litigation matters related to the energy industry to the firm’s Global Projects practice. He will be based in the Washington office.

Prior to joining Baker Botts, Ryan was a partner at Van Ness Feldman, serving on that firm’s executive committee and formerly as managing partner of its Electric practice.

“Jay joins a talented group of power and regulatory lawyers in our Washington office who represent clients on many of the most pressing issues confronting the energy industry today,” said Baker Botts Managing Partner Andrew Baker. “His experience further strengthens our ability to provide high-quality counsel on matters that require intimate knowledge of how government and industry interact.”

Ryan has worked for clients on matters that include the operation of wholesale power markets and regional transmission organizations; transmission and generation development; licensing and relicensing of hydroelectric assets; asset acquisitions, due diligence and divestitures; LNG exports; and compliance issues arising under federal and state energy and environmental laws.

"Our team in Washington supplements our global energy practice across a broad spectrum of substantive areas,” said Jamie Baker, chair of the firm’s Global Projects practice. “Jay adds to our cadre of lawyers who know what it takes to solve the types of complex issues our energy clients face every day, whether it’s on the regulatory, transactional or litigation front. We are very pleased that he decided to join Baker Botts.”

Ryan represents transmission developers on legal issues associated with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) ratemaking policies, U.S. Army Corps and U.S. Department of Energy permits, National Environmental Policy Act reviews, and transmission service agreements; market participants before FERC’s Office of Enforcement; and hydroelectric operators on licensing and compliance matters.

Ryan earned his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law and an LL.M from the Washington College of Law at American University (International Law) and the National Law Center of George Washington University (Environmental Law). He received his M.A. in National Security Policy from Georgetown University.

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