William Froehlich Heads the New Office of Administrative Litigation

Posted: November 6, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Ashleigh Puryear

The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Pat Wood III has named William J. Froehlich, a veteran attorney with the commission since 1975 and currently an adjunct professor of administrative law and government at George Mason, to head the newly re-established Office of Administrative Litigation.

“I have known Bill Froehlich for over 10 years,” says Wood. “He is of sterling character and a well-respected leader in the agency.”

Froehlich began his 27-year career with the commission after receiving his law degree from the Brooklyn Law School. He holds a B.A. from Harpur College in Binghamton, N.Y.

“I have been teaching in public policy and international government for almost 20 years,” says Froehlich. “This is a nice thing for the departments, the university, and the agency.”

The office provides testimony, exhibits, and studies on electric rate, transmission, open access, and restructuring cases and in natural gas rate-design cases. As director of the Office of Administrative Litigation, Froehlich overseas a nearly 100-member commission trial staff who represent the public interest in administrative proceedings.

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