Dan H. McCrary - Balch & Bingham LLP
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Dan H. McCrary

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010

DAN McCRARY is a partner at Balch & Bingham LLP, where he serves as Chair of the Energy Practice Group.  Over the course of his career, he has represented energy companies in a wide variety of regulatory, transactional and litigated matters.  These include numerous proceedings before the FERC involving rate filings, complaints, market-based rate authority (including triennial screens and Delivered Price Test analyses), energy auctions, affiliate transactions, transmission tariffs, fuel buyouts, jurisdictional transfers, self-reports, audits and rulemakings.  Mr. McCrary has comparable experience in the retail arena, having been directly responsible for many proceedings before the Alabama Public Service Commission.

Along with his involvement in regulatory proceedings, Mr. McCrary has assisted energy clients in the negotiation and development of various contractual arrangements, including wholesale power transactions, retail electric supply contracts, power pooling agreements, coal supply contracts, and transmission agreements.  He also provides ongoing advice and counsel for corporate clients concerning an array of energy-related topics.

As an outgrowth of the activities outlined above, Mr. McCrary has successfully handled a number of appellate proceedings (federal and state) associated with regulatory orders.  He has also been involved in civil litigation and arbitration involving contract disputes, personal injury, bankruptcy and other issues pertaining to energy companies.

Samford UniversityCumberland School of Law
American Bar AssociationAlabama Bar AssociationFederal Energy Bar AssociationLegal Committee--Edison Electric Institute

Case History

MISO Integration Dispatch Dispute (FERC Docket Nos. ER14-1174, et al.) — Representing Southern Company in consolidated proceedings involving the integration of MISO South and MISO Midwest and associated disputes regarding transmission capability on other systems being used to effectuate such transfers. 
Southern Company Services, Inc. (FERC Docket No. EL04-124) — Represented Southern Company in proceeding involving market-based rate authorization, including triennial submission and associated inquiries regarding generation dominance, DPT analysis and related issues.

Office Location

1901 Sixth Avenue North, Suite 1500
Birmingham, AL 35203-4642
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2011 Lawyer of the Year in Energy Law of the Birmingham Metro Area
Dan H. McCrary has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2011!

Practice Areas

Energy Law (Electricity, Litigation, Public Utility, Regulatory, Transactions)

Other Information

Gender: Male