Jason R. Bentley

Jason R. Bentley

Frankfort, Kentucky

Jason Bentley has worked as an attorney and registered lobbyist for MML&K Government Solutions for the last five years, where he maintains an energy and regulatory practice.  He previously served as majority counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy & Commerce, where he worked for three successive Chairmen.  While on the Committee, Jason was responsible for developing significant provisions in the Barton-Domenici Energy Policy Act of 2005.  Jason returned to his native Kentucky, first as General Counsel and Policy Advisor to the Kentucky Public Service Commission, and then as Executive Director of the Kentucky Office of Energy Policy.  He has served as the Governor’s alternate on the Southern States Energy Board and chaired the annual SSEB meeting at the 2005 conference of the Southern Governors’ Association.  Jason graduated from Centre College in 1994 and the Vermont Law School in 1999, where he earned dual degrees in law and environmental law.  In 1998, Jason was a visiting scholar with the Development Law Service of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome, Italy, and is currently designated as Kentucky’s Single Point of Contact (SPOC) to the U.S. Trade Representative.  

Areas of Practice

  • Government Relations
  • Administrative Law
  • Telecommunications
  • Public Utilities Law
  • Environmental Law

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 2004


  • Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vermont
    • J.D. - 1999
    • Law Review: Vermont Law Review, Member, 1997 - 1999
  • Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vermont
    • M.S.E.L. - 1999
    • Honors: Environmental Scholar Award
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
    • Graduate Research Assistant - 1996
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Evolutionary Ecology
  • Centre College of Kentucky, Danville, Kentucky
    • B.S. - December, 1994

Published Works

  • Examining the Role of Potentially Responsible Parties in Natural Resources Damages Claims, Vermont Law Review, 23 VT. L. REV. 431, 1998

Representative Clients

  • PJM Interconnection
  • EQT
  • Vectren Energy Delivery of Southern Indiana
  • Foundation Telecommunications Inc.

Honors and Awards

  • KY Single Point of Contact to U.S. Trade Representative, 2005 - 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Energy Bar Association, Member
  • Vermont Law Review, Member
  • U.S. Trade Representative, Kentucky Point of Contact, 2006 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Kentucky Office of Energy Policy, Frankfort, KY, Executive Director, 2005
  • Kentucky Public Service Commission, Frankfort, KY, General Counsel/Policy Advisor, 2004 - 2005
  • US House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce, Washington, D.C., Majority Counsel, 1999 - 2004
  • United States Department of Justice, Environment & Natural Resources Division, Washington, D.C., Law Clerk, 1999
  • Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, Rome, Italy, Visiting Scholar, 1998

Pro Bono Activities

  • Kentucky Single Point of Contact, U.S. Trade Representative, 2006 - Present

Ancillary Businesses

  • Registered Federal and State Lobbyist