Justin Ackley focuses on a diverse range of federal energy regulatory matters involving the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Federal Power Act (FPA).  He handles transactional, compliance and general regulatory counseling including Section 203 approvals, exempt wholesale generator and qualifying facility status determinations, and market-based rate authority.

Previously, Justin worked for a public utility in their regulatory affairs department and at FERC researching and drafting various compliance filings.  He spent almost four years in the United States House of Representatives as a senior Legislative Assistant for a ranking member of the Energy and Commerce Committee handling an issue portfolio that included energy, environment, and transportation.  Justin has in-depth public policy experience with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Clean Water Act (CWA) and the FPA.

Prior to his work on Capitol Hill, Justin worked as a federal lobbyist for oil and gas interests, renewable energy firms, and defense contractors.  

  • Experience
    • Researches and analyzes power purchase agreements; 
    • Researches and compiles FPA Section(s) 211 and 213 transmission service agreement requirements;
    • Assists in analyzing ISO/RTO tariff documents;
    • Drafts FERC transactional compliance filings.

  • Professional Affiliations
  • Awards & Honors
  • Bar & Court Admissions
  • Government Service

    U.S. House of Representatives

    Senior Legislative Assistant, Office of Representative Gene Green (D-TX), 2013-2017

    U.S. Department of Justice

    Legal Clerk, Environment and Natural Resources Division, 2016

    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

    Legal Clerk, Office of the General Counsel, 2017

  • News & Presentations
  • Thought Leadership

Areas of Focus

Education

University of Utah B.A., 2005

Webster University M.A.,cum laude, 2009

American University, Washington College of Law J.D., cum laude, 2018