Randall E. Davis
Randall Davis specializes in legislative and regulatory matters affecting the energy industries. Prior to founding Randall Davis Associates LLC in 2019, Mr. Davis was a partner at the law firms of Stuntz, Davis & Staffier, P.C. (1995-2018) and Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue (1987-1994). 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 forming John R Staffier PLLC in 2019, Mr. Staffier was a partner in the law firms of Stuntz, Davis & Staffier, P.C., (1997-2018), 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.