Daniel Hagan | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Daniel Hagan
Daniel Hagan

Daniel Hagan

Partner, Washington, DC

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“[A] really good grasp of the litigation side of the practice.”

Chambers USA (Energy: Electricity Regulatory & Litigation)


Daniel heads up the Firm's energy markets and regulatory practice. He supports clients in the energy sector so they can operate confidently both in their day-to-day business, and when they are involved in transactions, subject to litigation or under investigation.

As a recognized authority on energy law, he is frequently called upon to advise and represent clients on regulatory issues across a broad spectrum of the energy industry, including the natural gas, oil pipeline and electric power industries. He regularly counsels clients on energy-related litigation, M&A transactions, project financings and contract negotiations.

Compliance and regulation are key considerations in the energy sector, and Daniel frequently represents clients before various federal and state agencies, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). He has served as lead counsel in numerous FERC adjudicative and settlement proceedings.

Daniel regularly counsels clients in non-public and public audits, investigations and enforcement proceedings, and was a founding member of the Firm's Energy investigations, prosecutions, and enforcement team. He has also assisted clients in numerous judicial proceedings before federal and state courts.

Daniel developed and continues to manage the White & Case NERC Database (whitecase.com/nerc), a repository of summaries of NERC reports and notices which helps to facilitate industry compliance.

Bars and Courts

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • New Jersey State Bar
  • US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • US District Court for the District of New Jersey


  • JD, Seton Hall University School of Law
  • MBA, Seton Hall University
  • BS/BA, Boston University


  • English


Acquisition of UNS Energy, 2014

Representation of Fortis, Inc. with respect to regulatory and other issues associated with its December 2013 agreement to acquire UNS Energy, which owns two regulated electric utilities and one regulated utility in Arizona, for US$4.3 billion.

Occidental Chemical Corporation complaint against MISO, 2014

Representation of Occidental Chemical Corporation in a pending complaint against the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. (MISO) with regard to the treatment of QFs upon Entergy's integration into MISO.

Project finance for Patriot generating station, 2013

Representation of Goldman Sachs Lending Partners LLC, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Ares Capital Corporation, Union Bank and Investec as joint lead arrangers, in connection with the project financing of Panda Power Funds' planned US$652 million, 829 megawatt natural gas-fired, combined-cycle Patriot generating station being developed in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. When completed, the Patriot project will be the second new power plant on the Marcellus Shale gas formation, after Panda's Liberty power plant.

Project finance for Liberty generating station, 2013

Representation of Goldman Sachs Lending Partners, Credit Suisse Securities, Ares Capital Corporation and Union Bank as joint lead arrangers, in connection with the project financing of Moxie Energy's planned 829 megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired, combined-cycle Liberty generating station being developed in Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

Major oil and gas company, 2013

Representation of a major oil and gas company in a case of first impression under PURPA, in which FERC found that the QF used to support its oil and gas production met the "fundamentally useful test" despite not meeting the safe harbour threshold.

Representing Bayonne Energy Center, 2010

Representation of Bayonne Energy Center, a joint venture of Hess Corporation and affiliates of ArcLight Capital Partners, a 512 MW project under construction in New Jersey that will include a submarine cable to deliver its output to New York City. This deal was selected as 2010 North America Single Asset Power Deal of the Year by Project Finance magazine and as 2010 Americas Power Deal of the Year by Project Finance International magazine.

Speaking Engagements

"Cross-Border Issues in Energy, Mining and Natural Resources" , June 2014: Ontario Bar Association,
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"Responding to Increased Government Scrutiny of Energy Transactions" , May 2014: White & Case LLP's Seminar on Energy Investigations, Prosecutions, and Enforcement,
Houston, TX
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"Rail vs. Pipe: Is crude-by-rail a short term transport solution or is it here to stay?" , April 2014: Euromoney's 2nd Annual North American Midstream Infrastructure Finance Forum,
Houston, TX
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"Corporate Governance for Power Companies: Managing Compliance Risks in the US Power Sector", October 2013: White & Case LLP's 2013 Energy Industry Developments—Financings, M&A and Compliance: What's Driving Success in the US Power Sector,
New York City, NY
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"Mandatory Reliability Standards", May 2013: Western Energy Institute's General Counsel Forum,
Vancouver, BC
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"Policy Statements, Rulemakings, Enforcement & Reliability Proceedings", December 2011: Energy Bar Association's Primer on Legal Practice and Administrative Procedure—Unlocking the Mysteries: Everything You Didn't Know About FERC Practice for Lawyers and Energy Professionals,
Washington, DC
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Awards & Recognition

Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation), Chambers USA

Innovative Lawyers, North America: Standout (Highest Recognition), Financial Times, 2014