Linda Gillespie Stuntz
Linda Stuntz is a founding partner of the law firm of Stuntz, Davis & Staffier, P.C. in Washington, D.C. Her law practice includes energy and environmental regulation, as well as matters relating to government support of technology development and transfer.
Ms. Stuntz served as Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Energy under President George H.W. Bush. In that position, and in other senior policy positions at the Department between 1989 and 1993, she played a principal role in the development and enactment of the Energy Policy Act of 1992.
Ms. Stuntz also helped to develop the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, and was active in the implementation of these amendments, particularly the acid rain and alternative fuels programs. In addition, she worked extensively on issues related to potential global climate change and energy-related measures to minimize greenhouse gas emissions.
During both her government service and her private law practice, she has addressed questions arising under the Natural Gas Act, the Natural Gas Policy Act, the Federal Power Act, the Interstate Commerce Act, and the Energy Policy Act of 2005. She has been an arbitrator and an expert witness in complex cases involving the electric power, natural gas and coal industries.
Between 1981 and 1987, Ms. Stuntz was an Associate Minority Counsel and Minority Counsel to the Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.
In addition to her legal practice, Ms. Stuntz serves on the boards of directors of Royal Dutch Shell plc, and Edison International. She served on the boards of Schlumberger, Ltd. from 1993-2010 and Raytheon Company from 2004-2015. A frequent speaker on electricity and natural gas regulation, she was named by the Legal Times in May 2005 as one of the leading energy lawyers in the nation. A former member of the National Commission on Energy Policy, she served as Chair of the Electricity Advisory Committee to the U.S. Department of Energy from 2008-2009. In January 2009, the Committee produced three reports addressing electricity storage, smart grid and "Keeping the Lights On in a New World."
Ms. Stuntz received a B.A. with honors in 1976 from Wittenberg University and her law degree, also with honors, in 1979 from Harvard. She is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia.
Randall E. Davis
Randall Davis is currently a member of the law firm of Stuntz, Davis & Staffier, P.C., specializing in legislative and regulatory matters affecting the energy industries. Prior to co founding the firm of Stuntz, Davis & Staffier, P.C., Mr. Davis was a partner in the law firm of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue. Prior to joining Jones, Day in March, 1987, Mr. Davis was Associate Director for Natural Resources, Energy and Science at the Office of Management and Budget. He joined the Office of Management and Budget in April, 1985.
Mr. Davis came to the Office of Management and Budget from the White House Office of Policy Development, where he was Special Assistant to the President for Energy and Natural Resources and principal staff member to the Cabinet Council on Natural Resources and the Environment. Prior to that, Mr. Davis served as Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs, where he helped to formulate and implement strategy on subjects such as foreign affairs, budget, tax, and regulatory issues.
Before joining the White House staff in January, 1983, Mr. Davis was the Minority Counsel and Staff Director of the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Energy and Commerce from January, 1981 to January 1983 and was Associate Minority Counsel of the House Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee from July, 1978 until January, 1981.
Mr. Davis received his Juris Doctor degree from Catholic University of America in 1977 and his B.A. in Economics and Business Administration from Wilmington College in 1973. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.
John R. Staffier
John R. Staffier has practiced for over 30 years in the area of energy-related litigation and transactions. Mr. Staffier has represented clients before a variety of federal and state regulatory agencies, including the Department of Energy ("DOE") , the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC"), the Internal Revenue Service and the California Public Utilities Commission, and before U.S. appellate courts. He has represented electric utilities in numerous rate proceedings at the FERC and in transmission facilities licensing proceedings before DOE. He has also represented natural gas pipelines and suppliers in numerous pipeline and storage certificate cases and in pipeline rate cases. He has also participated in numerous rulemaking proceedings and import/export authorization proceedings. He has also advised clients on electric restructuring issues and on regulatory issues related to acquisitions of jurisdictional electric facilities.
In addition, Mr. Staffier has had extensive involvement in several international and domestic arbitrations, both as counsel and as an arbitrator. His work as an arbitrator has included serving on several occasions as a party named arbitrator in cases involving the pricing of natural gas supplies to electricity generators and the role of transportation costs in the pricing of energy supplies. He has also served as chairman of an arbitral tribunal. Mr. Staffier has also had extensive experience working with international energy projects. His work in that area has involved the negotiation and drafting of gas purchase and sales agreements, the licensing of cross border electric and natural gas transmission facilities and the litigation of related issues.
Mr. Staffier has also represented foreign suppliers of imported LNG to the U.S., where his work focused on the drafting of contractual pricing, price redetermination, and arbitration provisions and on explaining U.S. regulatory requirements and practices. He has had extensive experience and involvement in jurisdictional and siting issues related to U.S. LNG facilities. He also participated in the FERC's review of its policies regarding LNG facility jurisdiction, and in lobbying regarding modifications to the Deepwater Ports Act which made offshore LNG facilities subject to regulation under that statute. Mr. Staffier has also represented capital investment firms in analyzing energy-related mergers and acquisitions and State and Federal electric, gas and oil pipeline-related regulatory issues.
Prior to joining Stuntz, Davis & Staffier, P.C., in 1997, Mr. Staffier was a partner in the law firms of Van Ness Feldman, (1994-1996) and McHenry & Staffier, (1975-1994). Before entering private practice with McHenry & Staffier, Mr. Staffier served as a Staff Attorney with the Federal Power Commission (now FERC), where he was involved in the litigation of pipeline rates and certificate matters. He later worked in the Office of the Solicitor of the Federal Power Commission where he represented the Commission on electric and gas regulatory issues before various federal trial and appellate courts.
Mr. Staffier received a J.D. from Boston University in 1972 and a B.A. from Columbia University in 1968. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the Massachusetts Bar and the American Bar Association.
Ellen Swyler Young
Ellen Swyler Young is a Principal of Stuntz, Davis & Staffier, P.C. Ms. Young concentrates her practice primarily in the areas of energy and the environment, with particular emphasis on legislative and regulatory issues relating to the electricity industry. She has expertise in litigation, administrative law and agency practice, and legislative practice, including legislative analysis, drafting and strategy development and implementation. Ms. Young has represented clients in both the legislative debates on and subsequent administrative implementation of major energy and environmental legislation, including the Energy Policy Act of 2005, Energy Policy Act of 1992 and the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. She represents clients before Congress and administrative agencies in connection with a wide variety of energy policy issues, including electric industry restructuring, energy efficiency and renewable energy, new technology development and deployment, alternative transportation fuels and vehicles, and appropriations for federal energy programs. Ms. Young also represents clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in rulemaking proceedings as well as administrative litigation. She also advises clients on a wide range of issues related to influencing policy development at the Federal level, including campaign finance regulations, lobbying requirements and House and Senate rules and procedures.
Prior to joining Stuntz & Davis in July, 1995, Ms. Young was Counsel to Van Ness Feldman. Before entering private practice, Ms. Young served in staff capacities with the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate.
Ms. Young received her undergraduate and J.D. degrees from the American University, Washington, D.C. She is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia.