LAW WEEK COLORADO
Wilkinson Barker Knauer announced yesterday that Tony Clark will join the firm as senior advisor on Jan. 3. Clark will split time between the firm’s offices in Washington, D.C., and Denver.
He will WBK after 15 years as a state and federal regulator, addressing issues of critical importance to the energy industry, including in the fields of electric power, natural gas, oil, and renewable development, as well as the telecommunications and broadband industries. Most recently, he served over four years as a commissioner on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, exercising decisional authority over complex energy regulatory matters, including the reliable integration of renewable and demand-side resources into energy markets and the siting of natural gas infrastructure.
Prior to his FERC service, Clark was elected to two six-year terms as a commissioner on the North Dakota Public Service Commission. While at the North Dakota PSC, Clark was elected by his peers to be [resident of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, where he worked with a diverse group of association members to develop consensus positions on matters of importance within the regulatory community. Clark also served as Chairman of the NARUC Telecommunications Committee, addressing the same issues of IP convergence and proper federal and state regulatory allocation that persist today. Clark was North Dakota’s Commissioner of Labor and was elected twice to represent Fargo in the North Dakota House of Representatives. He holds two bachelor’s degrees (in political science and history education) from North Dakota State University, and earned a master’s in public administration from the University of North Dakota.