WASHINGTON (April 27, 2012) – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP announces that Daniel E. Frank, a partner in the firm’s Energy and Environmental Practice Group, was elected April 26, 2012, to the Energy Bar Association (EBA) board of directors.
The EBA inducted its new slate of board members during the association’s annual meeting, which took place yesterday at the Renaissance Washington. Through a peer-nomination process, this honor is extended to outstanding members who pledge to advance the nonprofit’s mission: promoting the excellence and integrity of its membership in the practice, administration, and development of energy laws, regulations and policies.
At Sutherland, Mr. Frank focuses his practice primarily on the electric industry, representing energy trading companies, electric cooperatives and other electric utilities, generators and end users before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and state public utility commissions. He also assists clients in North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) compliance matters, including counseling on compliance audits and developing procedures to comply with critical infrastructure protection (CIP) (cybersecurity) and other NERC Reliability Standards. Before joining Sutherland, Mr. Frank served as a law clerk for the Honorable Danny Boggs of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
ABOUT THE ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PRACTICE GROUP
More than 60 lawyers in the Energy and Environmental Practice Group represent every major sector of the energy industry. Our 40-year history of excellence in serving the regulatory, compliance and policy needs of our clients is matched by the commercial and operational experience we bring to increasingly complex transactions. Complemented with our team of well-regarded, high-profile litigators, Sutherland's energy practice is well-positioned to provide the full range of legal services to our energy clients. Our clients include crude oil and natural gas refiners and producers, domestic and multinational traders, energy lenders and marketers, hedge funds and financial institutions, independent power producers and electric cooperatives, international oilfield service providers, and renewable energy developers.