Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Norman Bay on Tuesday named Max Minzner general counsel to the Commission. Minzner, who joined Bay's staff as an adviser in June, is a graduate of Brown University and Yale Law School and has taught law at the University of New Mexico School of Law and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. From 2009 to 2010, Minzner was special counsel to Bay, who at that time was director of the FERC Office of Enforcement. Bay also named David Morenoff, who has been serving as FERC general counsel, to the position of deputy general counsel. Morenoff has served in several capacities in FERC's Office of the General Counsel, including acting general counsel, deputy general counsel and special counsel, and served as senior legal and policy advisor to former Chairman Jon Wellinghoff. Before joining FERC, Morenoff worked on electric industry matters in the Washington, DC, office of Troutman Sanders LLP, and served as a legislative assistant on energy and other issues to Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI). He is a graduate of Brown University and Harvard Law School.