Kenneth R. Stark practices in McNees Wallace & Nurick’s Energy & Environmental Law, and Transportation, Distribution & Logistics practice groups. Ken’s practice focuses on representation of consumer-oriented interests in state and federal regulatory proceedings, and appellate court proceedings, involving electricity, natural gas, and oil pipeline issues. Ken regularly represents and advises clients on various transmission issues under the jurisdiction of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. He counsels industrial and commercial clients on energy supply arrangements. Ken also represents and advises clients regarding alternative and renewable energy, transportation, and telecommunications issues under the jurisdiction of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.
Prior to joining McNees, Ken served as an assistant counsel in the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission’s Law Bureau where he gained extensive state and federal appellate litigation experience. He also represented the Commission on rulemakings before the Independent Regulatory Review Commission and advised the Commission on issues involving electric, gas, transportation, and water. Ken also advised the Commission on issues facing the retail competitive gas and electric markets.
Furman University, cum laude, B.A.
Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University, J.D. Penn State Environmental Law Review, Comments Editor
Graduate of the Leadership Harrisburg Area, Community Leadership Class of 2015
CALI Award for Legal Research and Writing
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Public Utility Law Section, Chair (2017-2018), Secretary (2016-2017), Treasurer (2015-2016), Council Member (2013-2019)
Energy Bar Association, Electricity Committee and FERC Practice Committee
Dauphin County Bar Association, 2013-present
Rotary Club of Harrisburg (2018-Present)
Capital Area Greenbelt Association, Board Member (2019-Present)
Friends of Wildwood Park, Board Member (2014-2019)
U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court – Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court – District of New Jersey
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court