Academic journal article Energy Law Journal

IN MEMORIAM: Alan J Roth

Academic journal article Energy Law Journal

IN MEMORIAM: Alan J Roth

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Alan J. Roth died on April 27, 2003 from complications related to Parkinson's disease, at age sixty-nine. Alan enjoyed a long career as an energy law practitioner, first with the Federal Power Commission (now the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission), then at the U.S. Department of Commerce, as a Commissioner of the New York State Public Service Commission, and finally in private practice in Washington, D.C.

Alan Roth received his undergraduate and law degrees from Harvard University. From 1958 to 1969, he worked for the Federal Power Commission, principally on the regulation of natural gas rates. In that capacity, Mr. Roth received numerous honors and awards from the FPC. From 1969 to 1970, Roth was Deputy Director, and then Acting Director, for compliance at the Office of Foreign Investments, U.S. Department of Commerce. From 1970 to 1975, he was Executive Assistant to the Chairman and then a Commissioner of the New York State Public Service Commission, where he worked on a wide array of utility cases.

In 1975, Mr. Roth joined the law firm of Spiegel & McDiarmid, and primarily represented municipally owned electric systems and state agencies on electric, gas, and telephone utility matters. …

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