Professor Norman Bay to Lead FERC Enforcement Office

Professor Norman BayProfessor Norman Bay has been named to head the Office of Enforcement for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington, D.C.

The Office of Enforcement is charged with enforcing certain regulatory requirements to protect the public and serve the public interest. The office does that by understanding markets and their regulation, timely identification and remedying of market problems, assuring compliance with FERC rules and regulations and detecting and crafting remedies to address market manipulation and other noncompliance issues.

At the UNM School of Law, Bay has been a Dickason Professor of Law, in recognition of his scholarship and excellence in teaching. Prior to joining the faculty in 2002, he was with the Department of Justice in New Mexico and served as U.S. Attorney from 2000 to 2001.

Previously, he was an attorney-adviser at the State Department, where he litigated and negotiated claims between the U.S. and other countries, including claims before the U.S.-Iran Claims Tribunal at The Hague.

Bay will be on leave from the law school while he leads the FERC Office of Enforcement.