WASHINGTON, D.C.—Balch & Bingham is pleased to announce that David Martin Connelly has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as partner in the Energy Practice. Martin has more than 20 years of experience advising electric utilities and their affiliates on legal and policy matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and U.S. Court of Appeals.
Martin’s practice focuses on electric transmission matters, including open-access transmission service, cost-of-service rates for transmission and ancillary services, incentive transmission rates, generation and transmission interconnection matters, and the provision of wholesale distribution service, both in bilateral and organized markets. Martin also advises energy companies on transmission and generation interconnection issues associated with renewable development and provides counsel on North American Electric Reliability Cooperation compliance matters, including self-reports, spot checks, formal audits and cybersecurity issues.
Recognized by Chambers USA and The Legal 500 for his energy regulatory experience, Martin’s career has spanned both private practice and time as senior counsel at Dominion Energy. He received his J.D. from the University of Baltimore, his M.A. from Townson University and his B.A. from Albright College. Martin is an active member of the Energy Bar Association, serving as the assistant secretary of the board of directors and serving on the board of directors for the Charitable Foundation of the Energy Bar Association.