AE2C-EBA Joint Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration
May 5, 2016
Asian Americans in Energy, the Environment and
Commerce (AE2C) and the Energy Bar Association (EBA) are co-hosting an informative discussion on Energy and Diversity with Norman C. Bay, Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, followed by a hosted reception in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
Chairman Norman C. Bay was nominated by President Barack Obama to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in January 2014 and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate for a term that expires June 30, 2018. He served as a Commissioner at FERC from August 4, 2014 through April 14, 2015.
From July 2009 to July 2014, Chairman Bay was the Director of the Office of Enforcement (OE). Under his leadership, OE enhanced its ability to conduct market oversight and surveillance and to investigate wrongdoing. OE created a Division of Analytics and Surveillance that designs and employs innovative algorithms to screen the markets on a daily basis to detect potentially improper conduct. OE successfully investigated allegations of manipulation of the gas and electric markets, and the Commission approved settlements that returned almost $1 billion to ratepayers and taxpayers. OE also led several inquiries into major reliability events, including the Arizona-Southern California outages of September 8, 2011, and issued reports that contained dozens of findings and recommendations. This work protected consumers, enhanced the integrity of the markets, and improved grid reliability. In December 2013, a leading energy publication listed Chairman Bay as one of the 10 most influential people in energy.
Before coming to FERC, Chairman Bay was a Professor of Law at the University of New Mexico School of Law, where he taught Criminal Law, Evidence, and Constitutional Law. He was named Dickason Professor of Law, and UNM students voted him “Best Law Professor.” Chairman Bay served in the Department of Justice from 1989 to 2001. From 1989 to 2000, he was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Columbia and New Mexico. From 2000 to 2001, he was the U.S. Attorney in the District of New Mexico, having been nominated by President Clinton and confirmed by unanimous consent of the Senate. Prior to his Justice Department service, Chairman Bay was an Attorney-Adviser in the Office of Legal Adviser at the State Department. He also clerked for the Hon. Otto R. Skopil of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Portland, Oregon. From 2013 to 2014, Chairman Bay was a member of the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions.
Chairman Bay is from New Mexico. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School. He and his wife, Yuri, live in Washington, D.C.
Asian Americans in Energy, the Environment and Commerce (AE2C) connects Asian American and like-minded professionals to share knowledge and foster opportunities at the intersection of the energy, environment and commerce sectors globally.
The Energy Bar Association is an international, non-profit association of attorneys, non-attorney professionals, and students active in all areas of energy law. EBA has seven regional chapters across the U.S.. and an increasing number of members in Canada and Mexico.
The Energy Bar
Association (EBA) was established in 1946 as the Federal Power Bar
Association and in 1977, the organization changed its name to Federal
Energy Bar Association to reflect the name change of the Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission. Around 2000, "Federal" was dropped from the name
to reflect the diversity of practices of the membership, not all of whom
focus on federal law.