Steptoe & Johnson has added former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission commissioner Marc Spitzer to its electric power group, the firm announced Wednesday.
Spitzer, who was nominated by former President George W. Bush to serve as commissioner, joins Steptoe as a partner in the firm’s Washington office. He was previously an Arizona state senator and chairman of the Arizona Corporation Commission, the agency charged with regulating gas, electric and telecommunications utilities.
As FERC commissioner, Spitzer helped amend agency policy to implement the 2005 Energy Policy Act. Spitzer will advise clients on issues including electric transmission, smart grid, LNG export, pipeline safety and natural gas fracking as a partner in the regulatory and industry affairs department.
“Marc’s experience as both a legislator and commissioner, and as a lawyer in private practice, gives him a unique perspective that will greatly benefit our electric power and energy clients,” Roger Warin, chair of Steptoe's executive committee, said in a statement.