Since moving into private practice in 2010, Suedeen Kelly has represented a variety of clients in the energy industry on business, regulatory, litigation and policy matters.
These include FERC enforcement matters, electricity markets and transmission, shale gas production and pipeline activity, LNG imports and exports, deepwater drilling and pipeline breaches and accidents. Her extensive knowledge of the electricity and natural gas industries includes significant experience in infrastructure development and operation, market structures and financial products, rate design issues, emerging technologies, federal and state laws and regulations, impending policy changes and domestic/international market interrelations. She has also advised foreign clients on international energy industry restructuring efforts.
In addition to her service as a FERC commissioner, in 1999 Ms. Kelly worked as a legislative aide to Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), who was, at the time, the ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. She has also served as chairwoman and commissioner for the Public Service Commission of New Mexico and as an attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, in addition to previous stints in private practice. Earlier in her career, Ms. Kelly served as regulatory counsel for the California Independent System Operator.
Mrs. Kelly graduated from the University of Rochester in 1973 and from Cornell Law School in 1976.