Biography

Mr. Ramsay is General Counsel for the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC). NARUC is composed of the agencies of fifty states and several U.S. Territories that oversee regulated utilities providing energy, telecommunications, and water services.   During his 28 years at the association, he has represented NARUC's interests before the United States Supreme Court, most of the United States Courts of Appeals, several U.S. District Courts, the Administration, the FCC, FERC, NRC, EPA, FTC, NTIA, US Department of Justice, the Office of the US Trade Representative, other agencies, and in discussions with, the European Community, and various industry associations.  He is NARUC’s corporate secretary and parliamentarian.  Mr. Ramsay has testified before Congress and State legislatures and participated briefly in one round of US-Japan Trade talks on telecommunications issues. Mr. Ramsay was formerly NARUC’s designee to the International Telecommunications Union.   He staffs the FCC Separations and Universal Service Federal-State Joint Boards, and the Section 706 Federal State Joint Conference. Prior to joining NARUC, Mr. Ramsay acquired significant experience in administrative law and appellate practice as an associate with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Grove, Jaskiewicz, Gilliam and Colbert.  Prior to private practice, Mr. Ramsay was employed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for three years as a rates attorney.  Mr. Ramsay received his B.S. in Chemistry in 1978 from Mississippi College and his J.D. in 1985 from Louisiana State University.