Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson has added a former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission chief to the Washington office.
Daniel Mullen, a former Division of Investigations Branch chief at FERC’s Office of Enforcement, has joined the firm as partner in the litigation department and energy group. He will head up the firm's energy enforcement practice and provide counsel on energy and commodities enforcement matters as well as government investigations, enforcement proceedings and litigation.
Mullen helped develop FERC’s enforcement regime and conducted investigations and litigation against companies who participated in the wholesale electricity and natural gas markets. His focus was on investigations concerning energy market manipulation, reliability and other violations of FERC-jurisdictional statutes, regulations and tariffs.
Before joining FERC, he was a partner at McDermott, Will & Emery. He has tried complex commercial matters in state and federal courts, and has defended publicly traded and privately held clients in investigations by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.