FedArb is proud to announce that Hon. Joseph T. Kelliher (Ret.) has joined its panel. He will be based in Washington, D.C. and serve as an arbitrator and mediator and oversee corporate investigations. He will specialize in power, gas, oil, energy and water disputes.
Prior to joining FedArb, Mr. Kelliher served as Executive Vice President for NextEra Energy, Inc. NextEra. Mr. Kelliher has experience with contract interpretation and resolution of contract disputes from his service as a regulator and senior corporate executive. Mr. Kelliher also served as FERC Chairman and Commissioner from 2003 until 2009.
Mr. Kelliher has nearly 40 years of experience in the energy sector, both as an adjudicator of disputes as FERC Chairman and Commissioner and as a senior executive at the largest electricity, renewable energy, and natural gas company in North America. During his FERC service, Mr. Kelliher cast nearly 7,000 votes on a wide range of matters relating to regulation of electricity, natural gas, hydropower, and oil pipelines. Hundreds of those decisions involved interpretation of complex power and gas contracts and as a senior executive he was engaged in settlement and litigation of multiple contract disputes.
“Joe’s deep experience in the energy sector makes him uniquely qualified to resolve these highly complicated and timely disputes,” said Ken Hagen, FedArb’s CEO and President. “We’re very excited to welcome him to our panel and help lead our energy practice.”
Mr. Kelliher earned his B.F.B.S. from Georgetown University of Foreign Service and his J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law.
For over a decade, the leading law firms have used FedArb’s panel of more than 60 former Article III federal judges and 30 distinguished neutrals to successfully mediate and arbitrate hundreds of high profile complex civil cases–typically achieving results more efficiently and cost effectively than through litigation. FedArb’s panelists also work with law firms on internal investigations, mock trials and on corporate monitoring assignments. FedArb provides around-the-clock administrative services and requires its neutrals to honor the parties’ deadlines, saving clients time and money.