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Daniel P. Delaney

Of Counsel
Fax +1.717.231.4501
Mr. Delaney practices in the areas of public utility law, litigation, and administrative litigation representing a diverse group of clients in administrative proceedings before regulatory agencies and in judicial proceedings before state and federal courts. His clients include gas, telecommunications, electric and water utilities, independent power producers and industrial energy consumers. Mr. Delaney is a frequent lecturer and author of articles on public utility regulatory issues and administrative litigation.

Professional Background

Mr. Delaney initially joined the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission in 1978 and served as Assistant Counsel, Special Counsel and First Deputy Chief Counsel before assuming the post of Chief Counsel from 1986 to 1988. In addition, he also served as Chairman of the Pennsylvania Commission’s Procedural Rules Committee from 1982-88. Mr. Delaney has been a Partner with K&L Gates since 1988.

Mr. Delaney has also served as Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Secretary of the Public Utility Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and has served as Editor of that Section’s Newsletter. He is also active in public education, having served for 12 years as a School Board Director and for over 20 years as a Community College Trustee. Mr. Delaney has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Delaney is also included in the 2008 – 2014 editions of Best Lawyers in America for telecommunications and energy law.

Prior to employment with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, Mr. Delaney began his legal career as law clerk to Commonwealth Court Judge Genevieve Blatt from 1976 to 1978.


Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry Leadership Pennsylvania Program

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Public Utility Law Section
  • Federal Energy Bar Association

Additional Information

Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry Leadership Pennsylvania Program, 1991
  • Represented major telephone company in litigated proceedings on merger with large telecommunications provider.
  • Represented competitive telecommunications providers in multiple applications for merger with competitive telephone companies.
  • Represented large industrial customer with alternative energy generation capacity in proceedings to establish Pennsylvania alternative energy regulations and acquisition of alternative energy credits.
  • Represented interstate pipeline in natural gas distribution company proceedings involving pipeline capacity issues.
  • Represented electric distribution company in litigation concerning the utility’s discretion in the design and installation of electric distribution lines.
  • Represented midstream pipeline companies in application proceedings before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.
  • Represented an interstate pipeline in electric transmission siting proceeding for construction of facilities required for pipeline expansion.
  • Represented an electric distribution utility and generation supplier in stormwater rate proceedings involving rights-of-way and generation station properties.
  • Represented public utilities in challenges to the imposition of regulatory assessments.
  • Represented natural gas suppliers in distribution company regulatory proceeding involving rates and terms and conditions of service.
  • Represented water and sewer utilities in regulatory proceedings involving rates and terms and conditions of service.