Duane is an industry-leading legal expert with a focus on advising clients to secure opportunities and mitigate risks associated with developing, owning and operating merchant electric generation projects in the U.S. and abroad, and assisting those clients to participate in the competitive markets for electric power and other energy commodities.
As BrightNight’s General Counsel, Duane will support the execution of commercial contracts, evaluate opportunities in new markets and products, and help to enhance BrightNight’s global operations. Prior to joining BrightNight, Duane served as Deputy General Counsel at Castleton Commodities International (CCI) for 15-years. Over the course of his tenure, Duane provided legal support to CCI’s U.S. and international commodity trading desks with particular emphasis on participation in the U.S. electricity and capacity markets and electric generation project acquisition and support.
Earlier in his career, Duane served as Senior Counsel at Dominion Resources, supporting its unregulated electric power and natural gas activities. Duane began his legal career in the Washington, D.C. office of Thelen, Reid & Priest LLP practicing in support of clients involved in the rapidly changing markets for electric generation and other energy infrastructure projects as the result of evolving regulatory policies during the deregulation of energy markets as the result of FERC Orders 888 and 636.