Justin Ackley aids clients in navigating a diverse range of federal energy regulatory matters. Justin focuses on 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.
American University, Washington College of Law
J.D., cum laude, 2018
University of Utah
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