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Peter J. Scanlon

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In 2001, Mr. Scanlon joined Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke, where he focuses on Federal Energy Regulatory Commission proceedings involving electricity and natural gas, advising clients on rate case litigation, regulatory compliance, enforcement matters, standards of conduct, power plant acquisitions and construction issues, municipal law, energy contracts, and the general practice of law. Mr. Scanlon keeps abreast of industry trends by participating in industry groups including the Energy Bar Association and the Natural Gas Roundtable, and periodically updates a chapter of “Regulations of the Gas Industry” (Lexis-Nexis). Mr. Scanlon has made presentations to the American Public Power Association legal forum on topics including the enforcement authorities of the CFTC and FERC, legal authorities of the Federal Power Marketing Administrations, and energy contracting issues.

Following graduation from law school, Mr. Scanlon was employed by a Pennsylvania law firm practicing commercial law focused on state and federal administrative and public utility law, state and federal trial and appellate litigation, and transactional work. In 1995, he accepted an offer to work in‑house for a natural gas public utility holding company involved in natural gas exploration, interstate pipelines, storage, local distribution, and energy production and marketing. In addition to state and federal administrative law proceedings, Mr. Scanlon was responsible for bankruptcy issues, real estate, transactional matters, contracts and litigation in state trial and appellate courts. In 1998, he was promoted to Senior Counsel of the company’s energy marketing and power production subsidiaries. His responsibilities continued to involve state and federal regulatory issues, as well as energy sales contracts, financial contracts, real estate and power project acquisitions.
  • Duquesne University, B.S., 1986
  • Duquesne University School of Law, J.D., 1990
  • Pennsylvania
  • District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Washington Dc Super Lawyers
  • Chair of Erie County Legal Journal Committee, 2000
  • Leadership Erie
  • Law School Representative in National Tax Moot Court and National Appellate Advocacy Competitions
  • Order of Barristers
  • Dean's List
  • American Bar Association
  • Natural Gas Roundtable
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Erie County Bar Association
  • Energy Bar Association
  • American Public Power Association Legal Seminar 2013, "Enforcement Authorities and Actions of the CFTC and FERC."
  • American Public Power Association Legal Seminar 2012, "Legal Implications of DOE Efforts to Reform the PMAs."
  • American Public Power Association, Legal Seminar 2011, "FERC Transmission Rate Incentives: Trends and Outlooks (with Bhaveeta K. Mody).
  • American Public Power Association, Legal Seminar 2010, "2010 FERC Policy Statement on Penalty Guidelines."
  • American Public Power Association, Legal Seminar 2008, "Long Term Contracts" (with Thomas L. Rudebusch).
  • American Public Power Association, Legal Seminar 2007, "Market Manipulation Keeping Your Public Power System Out of Trouble."
  • American Public Power Association, Legal Seminar 2006, "FERC's New Market Manipulation Authorities" (with George Caan, P.E.).
  • American Public Power Association, Legal Seminar 2003, "Wholesale Energy Contracts - Contracts and Drafting Issues in Light of Recent Energy Market Conditions and Decisions Applying the Federal Power Act."
  • Contributor, Chapter 45 of Regulations of the Gas Industry, LexisNexis (August 2011).

Overview

In 2001, Mr. Scanlon joined Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke, where he focuses on Federal Energy Regulatory Commission proceedings involving electricity and natural gas, advising clients on rate case litigation, regulatory compliance, enforcement matters, standards of conduct, power plant acquisitions and construction issues, municipal law, energy contracts, and the general practice of law. Mr. Scanlon keeps abreast of industry trends by participating in industry groups including the Energy Bar Association and the Natural Gas Roundtable, and periodically updates a chapter of “Regulations of the Gas Industry” (Lexis-Nexis). Mr. Scanlon has made presentations to the American Public Power Association legal forum on topics including the enforcement authorities of the CFTC and FERC, legal authorities of the Federal Power Marketing Administrations, and energy contracting issues.

Following graduation from law school, Mr. Scanlon was employed by a Pennsylvania law firm practicing commercial law focused on state and federal administrative and public utility law, state and federal trial and appellate litigation, and transactional work. In 1995, he accepted an offer to work in‑house for a natural gas public utility holding company involved in natural gas exploration, interstate pipelines, storage, local distribution, and energy production and marketing. In addition to state and federal administrative law proceedings, Mr. Scanlon was responsible for bankruptcy issues, real estate, transactional matters, contracts and litigation in state trial and appellate courts. In 1998, he was promoted to Senior Counsel of the company’s energy marketing and power production subsidiaries. His responsibilities continued to involve state and federal regulatory issues, as well as energy sales contracts, financial contracts, real estate and power project acquisitions.

Education

  • Duquesne University, B.S., 1986
  • Duquesne University School of Law, J.D., 1990

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Honors

  • Washington Dc Super Lawyers
  • Chair of Erie County Legal Journal Committee, 2000
  • Leadership Erie
  • Law School Representative in National Tax Moot Court and National Appellate Advocacy Competitions
  • Order of Barristers
  • Dean's List

Organizations

  • American Bar Association
  • Natural Gas Roundtable
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Erie County Bar Association
  • Energy Bar Association

Presentations

  • American Public Power Association Legal Seminar 2013, "Enforcement Authorities and Actions of the CFTC and FERC."
  • American Public Power Association Legal Seminar 2012, "Legal Implications of DOE Efforts to Reform the PMAs."
  • American Public Power Association, Legal Seminar 2011, "FERC Transmission Rate Incentives: Trends and Outlooks (with Bhaveeta K. Mody).
  • American Public Power Association, Legal Seminar 2010, "2010 FERC Policy Statement on Penalty Guidelines."
  • American Public Power Association, Legal Seminar 2008, "Long Term Contracts" (with Thomas L. Rudebusch).
  • American Public Power Association, Legal Seminar 2007, "Market Manipulation Keeping Your Public Power System Out of Trouble."
  • American Public Power Association, Legal Seminar 2006, "FERC's New Market Manipulation Authorities" (with George Caan, P.E.).
  • American Public Power Association, Legal Seminar 2003, "Wholesale Energy Contracts - Contracts and Drafting Issues in Light of Recent Energy Market Conditions and Decisions Applying the Federal Power Act."

Publications

  • Contributor, Chapter 45 of Regulations of the Gas Industry, LexisNexis (August 2011).