Former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Administrative Law Judge John Dring Joins Gibson Dunn as Senior Counsel in Washington, D.C.

August 16, 2022

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Administrative Law Judge John P. Dring, Jr. has joined the firm as a senior counsel in the Washington, D.C. office.  He joins the firm’s Energy, Regulation and Litigation Practice Group.

“Judge Dring is a great addition to our D.C. office, and I am excited to welcome him to Gibson Dunn,” said Barbara L. Becker, Chair and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “His reputation as a fair and impartial jurist precedes him, and he is an excellent fit for Gibson Dunn’s premier energy, regulation and litigation platform.”

“We are thrilled that Judge Dring is joining the practice,” said William S. Scherman, Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Energy, Regulation and Litigation Practice Group.  “He is an extremely well-respected professional whose credibility and dedication will be a tremendous asset to clients.”

“I am looking forward to beginning the next chapter of my career at Gibson Dunn,” said Dring.  “I’ve known the Gibson Dunn team for years and have always had the utmost respect for their professionalism and leadership.”

About John Dring

Dring retired as a U.S. Administrative Law Judge at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in 2021, following a distinguished 16-year career at the agency.  He began his professional career as a staff member for a U.S. Senator, and later as the Legislative Assistant to a U.S. Congressman.  Dring also worked in a broad range of legal and technical positions for a major U.S. natural gas pipeline for 15 years.  He also is a combat U.S. Marine veteran, having served in Vietnam.

He received his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center, and his B.S. in Foreign Service from the Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service.