Regulatory Attorney

San Francisco, CA
Full Time
Practice Areas: Utility Regulation Exp.: 2+ Years
Non-profit consumer rights organization, has an opening for an experienced Regulatory Attorney to participate in rate cases and regulatory proceedings before the California Public Utilities Commission representing utility ratepayers. The position is based in San Francisco Bay Area. This position may be filled on a full-time or part-time basis.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Monitoring telecommunications, electric, gas, water and other utility proceedings at the California Public Utilities Commission, attending CPUC meetings and workshops, and analyzing the impacts of proposed rulemaking or rate setting cases on residential consumers;
  • Intervening in CPUC proceedings, preparing and filing briefs and other legal documents related to these cases, conducting legal and policy research, utilizing discovery, directing the work of expert consultants and witnesses, conducting cross-examination, participating in case workshops, hearings and appeals, and taking other forms of legal action;
  • Consulting with other organizations that intervene in CPUC proceedings to minimize duplication of activity;
  • Researching possible violations of utility regulation, preparing enforcement petitions, motions, conducting document review and participating in settlement discussions, hearings and appeals; and
  • Keeping meticulous work records and time sheets and submitting requests for intervenor compensation to regulatory agencies.

Qualifications: JD or equivalent degree from accredited law school. Must be licensed to practice law in California. Applicants must have a minimum of two years relevant experience practicing law before the California Public Utilities Commission or equivalent utility regulatory agencies in other states. Valid drivers' license. Solid work history. Knowledge of California utility law and regulations. Ability to initiate cases and participate fully in proceedings with little supervision. Experience working in a team with other attorneys and experts is highly desirable.

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