- Associated Press - Friday, January 31, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A former University of New Mexico law professor and U.S. attorney for the district of New Mexico is the White House pick to lead the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Norman Bay was nominated this week. The nomination will go before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

Bay is currently director of FERC’s enforcement office.

Sen. Martin Heinrich, a New Mexico Democrat, describes Bay as an admired public servant with outstanding credentials.

Bay taught law at UNM from 2002 to 2009. He served as U.S. attorney from 2000 to 2001 and worked as an assistant U.S. attorney for more than a decade before that.

Bay received his bachelor’s from Dartmouth College and his law degree from Harvard.