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Harvard Law School, JD, cum laude, 2015, Cambridge, MA
Harvard Human Rights Journal

Brown University, AB, magna cum laude, 2009, Providence, RI
Political Science and Economics



District of Columbia 

United States Courts of Appeal for the District of Columbia, Second, Fifth and Ninth Circuits

United States District Court for the District of Columbia

Jeffrey M. Bayne Associate

Jeff Bayne’s practice centers on advancing the interests of governmental and other public interest-oriented clients on energy and telecommunications issues.

On energy matters, Jeff advocates for clients’ interests in administrative litigation and rulemaking proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and state utility commissions.  Jeff’s practice includes, among other things, addressing changes in energy markets, preventing investor-owned utilities from infringing on wholesale customer rights, assisting clients with Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) compliance, and advising on hydropower licensing issues.

Jeff’s telecommunications work includes advocating for clients before the Federal Communications Commission and federal courts.  He is also involved with counseling clients on legislative matters.  He has assisted clients in defending “one touch make-ready” policies in federal court and works on behalf of clients to advance the interests of public, educational, and governmental access at the state and federal levels.

Representative Matters

  • Represented the District of Columbia Government in a proceeding before the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia concerning AltaGas’s proposed acquisition of Washington Gas. Following an evidentiary hearing, the case was resolved by settlement. In re the Merger of AltaGas Ltd. & WGL Holdings, Inc., Order No. 19396, Formal Case No. 1142 (D.C. Pub. Serv. Comm’n June 29, 2018).
  • Represented the City and County of San Francisco in all stages of a FERC proceeding regarding access to wholesale distribution service, including in discovery, hearing, and briefing.
  • Assisted joint action agencies in drafting PURPA implementation plans and in successfully obtaining from FERC waivers and terminations of certain obligations under PURPA.
  • Drafted a brief supporting the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for amici curiae group of separation of powers scholars in the D.C. Circuit’s en banc rehearing of PHH Corp. v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, No. 15-1177.