Marcus Chong Tim became the executive vice president and general counsel on Feb. 13, 2022.  As BPA’s top attorney, Chong Tim advises senior executives on a broad range of issues and serves as a key policy formulator and decision-maker in the agency’s business strategies and decisions. He also leads the Office of General Counsel, the organization responsible for developing policies and guidance on all legal matters affecting BPA. 

As general counsel, Chong Tim collaborates closely with BPA’s utility customers, general counsels at the Department of Energy and other power marketing administrations.

Chong Tim joined BPA's Office of General Counsel in 2007 and became assistant general counsel for Transmission Services in 2014. In that role, he led the legal strategy for major initiatives, including renewable energy integration policies, rates and tariff proceedings, and the decision process to join the Western Energy Imbalance Market. Chong Tim has significant experience with BPA's statutes governing transmission, ancillary services and power marketing, as well as applicable cultural resource and environmental requirements and commitments. 

Chong Tim has a Juris Doctor from Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon, and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.