William Massey is a Senior Counsel (former Partner and head of the energy practice) at Covington and Burling, LLP’s Washington, DC office, where he focuses on energy regulation and government affairs. He has extensive experience with regulatory issues before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and with energy legislative matters before Congress and state general assemblies. Before Covington, he served as Commissioner at FERC for more than ten years. Mr. Massey advises investment firms, utilities, independent power producers, pipelines, project developers, customers, marketers and energy companies on a wide variety of energy matters including mergers and acquisitions, market structure, competition policy, transmission and infrastructure investment, enforcement and investigations, and legislative strategy. He also served as Chief Counsel to U.S. Senator Dale Bumpers (D-Ark) from 1980-1989, and as Law Clerk to the Honorable Richard S. Arnold, U.S. Circuit Judge, Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, from 1978-1980.