Bernard L. McNamee

Bernard L. McNamee

Partner, McGuireWoods LLP; Former Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Bernard L. McNamee is a former FERC commissioner and currently a partner at McGuireWoods LLP and a senior advisor at McGuireWoods Consulting. His practice focuses on providing clients with strategic legal and policy advice on a wide range of energy and environmental issues. During his time on the Commission, he participated in more than 1,700 published orders on a wide range of issues, including numerous important orders relating to wholesale electricity markets and natural gas pipelines. 

Before his appointment by the president and confirmation by the Senate as a commissioner on FERC, McNamee served in the U.S. Department of Energy as executive director of the Office of Policy and deputy general counsel for energy policy. His career in public service includes key leadership positions under Attorneys General in Virginia and Texas, and policy advisor roles for a U.S. Senator from Texas and a Governor of Virginia. In private practice, McNamee has a long career representing energy clients before state public utility commissions in rate cases, certificate proceedings, and integrated resource planning.



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