George (Chip) Cannon Jr.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

George (Chip) Cannon Jr. regularly assists clients with all regulatory aspects of acquisitions, divestitures and financings of projects subject to FERC jurisdiction, including obtaining required FERC and state public service commission approvals.Chip has deep experience representing clients before FERC, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), federal courts and state regulatory commissions. In particular, he advises on a broad range of matters affecting the U.S. energy industry.

Chip’s clients include:

  • Electric utilities
  • Independent power producers
  • Project developers
  • Energy traders
  • Financial institutions.

Chip concentrates his practice on the production, delivery and sale of electric energy and related products, including from fossil fuel resources, as well as wind, solar, hydro and other renewable energy resources. He also focuses on wholesale electricity capacity markets, carbon markets and other regulatory compliance markets associated with the U.S. energy sector.


  • Co-head of the firm’s energy regulation, markets and enforcements practice.
  • Handles regulatory and commercial matters in the U.S. energy industry.
  • Regularly represents clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and other regulatory bodies

Representative Work:

  • Regularly analyzes issues under the Federal Power Act, the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 2005, the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, and various state energy restructuring statutes.
  • Representing clients in energy and asset management issues, including negotiating and drafting management, service, and fuel and power purchase/sale agreements.
  • Provides legal guidance related to incentive-based programs associated with the development of renewable energy resources. These include various state Renewable Portfolio Standards and Smart Grid technologies. Also helps clients access programs administered by the DOE, including the Loan Guarantee Program and other programs under DOE’s Energy Effiiciency and Renewable Energy Office and state energy programs.
  • Advising clients before FERC in a broad range of matters affecting the domestic energy industry, including issues related to transmission investment and open access; the operation of competitive wholesale energy markets; project licensing; and the development and implementation of market rules relating to market power and litigation.


  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School, cum laude, 1994
  • B.A., Tulane University, cum laude, 1988

Bar Admissions:

  • District of Columbia
  • New York



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