On January 30, 2014, via a White House press release, President Obama indicated his nomination of Norman C. Bay, of New Mexico, to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the term expiring June 30, 2018.
Mr. Bay is currently the Director of the Office of Enforcement at the FERC. He has been the Director since July 2009. Before joining the Commission, he was a Professor of Law at the University of New Mexico School of Law, where he taught Criminal Law, Evidence, and Constitutional Law. Mr. Bay served in the Department of Justice from 1989 to 2001. From 1989 to 2000, he was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Columbia and New Mexico. From 2000 to 2001, he was the U.S. Attorney in the District of New Mexico, having been nominated by President Clinton and confirmed by the Senate. Prior to his Justice Department service, Mr. Bay was an Attorney-Adviser in the Office of Legal Adviser at the State Department. He also clerked for the Hon. Otto R. Skopil of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Portland, Oregon.
Mr. Bay is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School.