William Froehlich

Judge Froehlich was appointed as a part-time legal judge in January 2023. From March 2008 until December 2022, he served as a full-time legal member of the Panel. Previously, Judge Froehlich was a member of the senior executive service at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. He held a number of key leadership positions during his 32-year career at FERC, including Director of the Office of Administrative Litigation, Special Counsel to the Office of Enforcement, Assistant General Counsel for Gas and Oil Litigation and Director of the Financial Regulation Division. He oversaw the agency's trial staff in the adjudication of natural gas, oil pipeline, and electric utility rate cases. He also handled cases involving the importation of liquefied natural gas, the rates and charges for newly constructed pipelines, and the prosecution of cases arising from the Enron trading schemes. He represented the agency and the United States in China and throughout Eastern Europe, where he has lectured foreign regulators and taught classes on administrative law, the privatization of state-owned industries, public utility ratemaking, and the development of independent regulatory structures. Judge Froehlich continues to teach at George Mason University, where he is an adjunct professor of administrative law.

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