FERC chairman appoints Lawrence Brenner as Administrative Law Judge

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Norman Bay has appointed Lawrence Brenner as Senior Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). Judge Brenner returns to the Commission where he previously served as Deputy Chief ALJ.

Since 2007, Judge Brenner served as a Commissioner on the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC). While serving on the PSC, he was chairman of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Commission and the PSC’s representative and President of the Organization of PJM States. Judge Brenner was president of the Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and chaired the Mid-Atlantic Distributed Resources Initiative.

“I am pleased to welcome Judge Brenner back to FERC,” Chairman Bay said. “His expertise on energy issues will be an asset to this Commission and the public.”

Judge Brenner was an ALJ for the U.S. Department of Labor and an administrative judge for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Prior to his appointment as an ALJ, Judge Brenner was in private practice. He is admitted to practice law in Maryland, the District of Columbia and New York.

Judge Brenner received his Juris Doctor degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Brooklyn College. He is a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Vietnam.