Mark, co-head of the Hunton & Williams Regulated Markets and Energy Infrastructure team, represents and advises corporations, utilities, and trade associations whose businesses are regulated by the FERC, EPA, CFTC, SEC, FCC and other Federal and State regulatory bodies.
Prior to joining Hunton & Williams, Mark served as Chief Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives. In that role, he acted as chief negotiator and legislative architect for the House Majority in the enactment of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and provided agency oversight of FERC, DOE, NRC and EPA. Mark also served as staff counsel (Fellow) to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Subcommittee on Merchant Marine, where he worked on such issues as the Oil Pollution Protection Act of 1990, Jones Act amendments, Farm Bill Reauthorization and matters before the Federal Maritime Commission and NOAA. Before his government service, Mark was Vice President and Associate General Counsel of Public Policy and Governmental Affairs for one of the nation's largest electric utilities. His experience and solid reputation as a former Congressional Committee Chief Counsel and as an energy company executive serves well the firm's energy, regulatory and legislative practices and clients.
Mark is a frequent guest speaker and lecturer before numerous associations and civic groups, including legal education seminars. Topics include the nation's energy and environmental policies, utility restructuring, telecommunications, ethics, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, merger and acquisition practices, and regulatory and legislative processes. He has also been quoted in the New York Times, Law360, Oil and Gas Journal, Politico and interviewed by E&ETV.