John McCaffrey is the Deputy Chair of Stinson Leonard Street's Energy, Environmental, Mining & Transportation division. John has a broad range of experience representing clients on energy-related issues before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), state public utility commissions and federal and state courts. He has worked on a wide variety of public utility regulatory matters, including; electric and natural gas industry restructuring and market design issues, RTO-related matters, FERC rulemaking and policy-setting proceedings, FERC compliance matters, utility ratemaking, new gas pipeline project certifications, hydroelectric licensing, oil pipeline rate regulation under the Interstate Commerce Act, and energy-related merger issues. An accomplished administrative litigator, John’s experience also includes appellate matters before federal and state courts.
A focus of John's practice is representing cooperative and municipal utilities in FERC electric and natural gas matters, including advising FERC-jurisdictional electric cooperatives on compliance with the complex requirements applicable to FERC-regulated public utilities. In addition, John has frequently represented state public utility commissions and state consumer advocates in FERC proceedings.
John's administrative litigation experience extends beyond the energy field to include representation of telecommunications and railroad companies in administrative regulatory proceedings.