Ryan Norfolk

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202 862 2482

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Practice Areas

  • Business Fraud & White Collar Defense
  • Commodities & Futures Regulation
  • Corporate
  • Energy & Commodities
  • Energy & Commodities Investigations
  • Swap Regulation
  • Energy & Commodities Regulation & Compliance
  • Energy & Commodities Transactions
  • Financial Regulation
  • Government & Internal Investigations and Defense
  • Litigation
University University of Michigan, B.A., 2001
Law SchoolGeorge Washington University Law School, J.D., with honors, 2006
Admitted2006, Virginia; 2012, District of Columbia

Ryan Norfolk focuses his practice on advising energy companies and financial institutions in federal and state energy regulatory proceedings, agency litigation and energy-related transactions.

Ryan has represented numerous clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on a broad range of issues pertaining to the natural gas and wholesale power markets including: capacity market development, natural gas transportation rate design, interconnection requirements in organized markets, investigations of market power and alleged manipulation, regulatory litigation, and compliance matters, particularly with regard to the requirements of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 2005. He also advises clients on state and federal regulatory issues arising in the context of mergers and acquisitions. Additionally, Ryan has prepared comprehensive energy-related regulatory compliance initiatives on behalf of several Fortune 100 companies.

Prior to entering private practice, Ryan served as law clerk for the Honorable H. Peter Young and the Honorable Charlotte J. Hardnett with FERC's Office of Administrative Law Judges. He began his career in the law as assistant general counsel and regulatory advisor for an international energy services consultancy group.

Ryan received his J.D. from the George Washington University Law School and his B.A. from the University of Michigan. He is a member of the Energy Bar Association and is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia.


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Third Circuit Upholds FERC Orders on PJM MOPR Revisions
Kenneth W. Irvin,Ryan Norfolk, March 11, 2014
Recently, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit upheld FERC’s 2011 orders accepting revisions to PJM’s Minimum Offer Price Rule (“MOPR”) that, among other things, removed the mitigation exemption for resources being developed in response to a state mandate to...
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Ryan Norfolk

700 Sixth Street, N.W.
WashingtonDC 20001


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