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|CHESAPEAKE UTILITIES CORPORATION WELCOMES JAMES MORIARTY AS VICE PRESIDENT, GENERAL COUNSEL AND CORPORATE SECRETARY|
Dover, Delaware — Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE: CPK) (“Chesapeake”) announced today that James Moriarty has joined the Company as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.
As Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Mr. Moriarty will oversee the Company's legal affairs by managing the Company's internal legal function, and managing outside counsel. He will provide counsel on legal matters to senior management and the business units to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and advise senior management and the Board on corporate governance matters. In addition, he will provide legal advice on all major business transactions and assist management on governmental relations, including lobbying and other legislative activities. Mr. Moriarty will oversee the preparation, review and negotiation of contracts and other legal documents and provide legal and contractual support for project development and transactions.
“As Chesapeake grows, we will continue to build upon our internal resources to further position the Company for success. Jim brings vast energy experience and legal expertise to Chesapeake that makes him an exciting addition to our team,” said Michael P. McMasters, President and CEO of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation.
Mr. Moriarty has over 25 years of experience representing leading companies on diverse energy projects. Previously, Mr. Moriarty was a Partner at Locke Lord LLP and Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP, both international law firms with offices in Washington, D.C. He has represented a broad spectrum of companies on energy regulatory issues before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and has counseled energy industry leaders on rate, tariff, contract, certificate, commercial, compliance and enforcement matters. He has extensive experience providing legal advice to interstate gas pipelines and local natural gas distribution companies.
Mr. Moriarty's experience includes providing representation of equity investors in natural gas pipeline and storage development projects to serve shale plays; representation in a $10 billion merger to create the then-largest natural gas, natural gas liquids and refined petroleum product pipeline transportation company in the U.S.; and representation of the sponsors of a $65 billion project to construct and operate the largest natural gas treatment, liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal and transmission infrastructure facilities in the history of North America.
During his career, Mr. Moriarty has developed innovative strategies for the prompt consideration of complex regulatory, enforcement, and trade matters before the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government, and has provided representation before the FERC, the Department of Energy and federal and state courts throughout the country.
Mr. Moriarty earned a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University where he was named a University Scholar. He received his Juris Doctor from the Catholic University of America School of Law, and his Master of Laws from Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Moriarty is a member of the American Bar Association and the Energy Bar Association and served on the Board of Regents of The Catholic University of America. He has an extensive professional publication and speaking record.
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation is a diversified energy company engaged in natural gas distribution, transmission and marketing; electricity distribution; propane gas distribution and wholesale marketing; and other related services. Information about Chesapeake Utilities Corporation and the Chesapeake family of businesses is available at www.chpk.com.
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