James Fama served as Vice President, Energy Delivery, of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI). The Energy Delivery Group is responsible for supporting the EEI and its members on all business, regulatory, operational, reliability, and public policy matters related to energy delivery, including transmission-related matters, before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
Prior to joining EEI in 2002, Mr. Fama was Senior Counsel with the Washington, D.C. office of LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene and MacRae. During his three-year tenure with LeBoeuf, he represented various energy companies in mergers and other transactions and in matters before FERC and the Florida Public Service Commission.
For two years, Mr. Fama was Vice President and General Counsel for ECWerks, Inc., a Tampa, Florida, computer company specializing in electronic commerce and software development, which is now part of CGI Group, the largest IT company in Canada.
Mr. Fama also has served as Deputy General Counsel for Florida Power Corporation in St. Petersburg, where he was the legal officer responsible for managing Florida Power’s legal affairs. He was with Florida Power for eight years.
Prior to joining Florida Power, Mr. Fama was Assistant General Counsel for the Bonneville Power Administration in Portland, Oregon, where he was responsible for all legal matters related to power and transmission rates. He was with Bonneville for seven years.
Mr. Fama began his career in 1980 as a trial attorney at FERC.