Gerard Anthony Clark concentrates on federal electricity law and electric utility regulation. Since 1998, Mr. Clark has represented and advised investor-owned electric utilities, electric transmission companies and electric generators in a wide variety of matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and state utility commissions.


Mr. Clark has represented electric utility companies in federal district court and appellate litigation.

Prior to joining Skadden in 1998, Mr. Clark was a partner at a law firm in Washington, D.C. specializing in complex commercial and administration litigation in the energy field.

Mr. Clark’s experience includes representing and advising clients in the following matters, among others:

  • contested FERC filings and proceedings involving electric utility rates and rate design and FERC-jurisdictional agreements and tariffs;
  • FERC complaint proceedings involving all aspects of FERC’s electric regulations, both as complainant and as respondent;
  • FERC enforcement and audit proceedings involving alleged market manipulation, alleged violations of the open access transmission tariff requirements, and alleged violations of the reliability standards;
  • proceedings seeking regulatory approvals for high-profile electric mergers and acquisitions; and
  • proceedings involving the formation of electric transmission companies and regional transmission organizations (RTOs), as well as proceedings involving RTO entry and exit decisions.



  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1987 (cum laude)
  • B.A., Duke University, 1984 (cum laude)


  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Gerard A. Clark

Counsel, Energy Regulation and Litigation