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Peter J. Scanlon

Education

  • Duquesne University, B.S., 1986
  • Duquesne University School of Law, J.D., 1990

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Honors

  • Chair of Erie County Legal Journal Committee, 2000
  • Leadership Erie
  • Law School Representative in National Tax Moot Court and National Appellate Advocacy Competitions
  • Order of Barristers
  • Dean's List

Experience

In 2001, Mr. Scanlon joined Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke, where he focuses on Federal Energy Regulatory Commission proceedings involving electricity and natural gas, advising clients on rate case litigation, regulatory compliance, enforcement matters, standards of conduct, power plant acquisitions and construction issues, municipal law, energy contracts, and the general practice of law. Mr. Scanlon recently made presentations to the American Public Power Association legal forum on topics of FERC's New Market Manipulation authority, and on energy contracting issues.

Following graduation from law school, Mr. Scanlon was employed by a Pennsylvania law firm, Vuono, Lavelle & Gray, operating a commercial law practice focused on state and federal administrative and public utility law, state and federal trial and appellate litigation, and transactional work. In 1995, he accepted an offer to work in-house for National Fuel Gas Company, a natural gas public utility holding company involved in natural gas exploration, interstate pipelines, storage, local distribution, and energy production and marketing. In addition to state and federal administrative law proceedings, Mr. Scanlon was responsible for bankruptcy issues, real estate, transactional matters, contracts and litigation in state trial and appellate courts. In 1998, he was promoted to Senior Counsel of the company’s energy marketing and power production subsidiaries. His responsibilities continued to involve state and federal regulatory issues, as well as energy sales contracts, financial contracts, and power project acquisitions.

Organizations

  • American Bar Association
  • Natural Gas Roundtable
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Erie County Bar Association
  • Energy Bar Association

Publications

  • Contributor, Chapter 45 of Regulations of the Gas Industry, LexisNexis (August 2011).

Presentations

  • American Public Power Association Legal Seminar 2013, "Enforcement Authorities and Actions of the CFTC and FERC."
  • American Public Power Association Legal Seminar 2012, "Legal Implications of DOE Efforts to Reform the PMAs."
  • American Public Power Association, Legal Seminar 2011, "FERC Transmission Rate Incentives: Trends and Outlooks (with Bhaveeta K. Mody).
  • American Public Power Association, Legal Seminar 2010, "2010 FERC Policy Statement on Penalty Guidelines."
  • American Public Power Association, Legal Seminar 2008, "Long Term Contracts" (with Thomas L. Rudebusch).
  • American Public Power Association, Legal Seminar 2007, "Market Manipulation Keeping Your Public Power System Out of Trouble."
  • American Public Power Association, Legal Seminar 2006, "FERC's New Market Manipulation Authorities" (with George Caan, P.E.).
  • American Public Power Association, Legal Seminar 2003, "Wholesale Energy Contracts - Contracts and Drafting Issues in Light of Recent Energy Market Conditions and Decisions Applying the Federal Power Act."
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