Vidhya Prabhakaran. Vid focuses his practice on energy regulation—frequently providing representation in matters involving the California Public Utilities Commission and other agencies. He has actively managed client interests in renewable energy, climate change, ratemaking, and procurement dockets. Vid also assists clients with acquisitions and power purchase and sale agreements.
Allison Davis. Allison has both a litigation and counseling practice. As a member of the firm’s energy group, her industry focus is on independent power producers and renewable energy. In 2006 Allison became co-chair of the firm’s climate change group, bringing her energy and mining background, as well as her regulatory expertise, to assist clients in navigating this emerging area of law.
Bob Gex. Bob concentrates his practice on transactions, regulation, and project finance in the energy area and counsels energy companies, financial institutions, and purchasers of energy.
Jeff Gray. Jeff advises clients on energy regulatory matters focusing on power procurement, renewable energy, climate change, and transmission-related issues. He represents independent power producers, transmission system operators, competitive utility service providers, large utility customers, and public agencies before a variety of state and federal regulatory agencies. Jeff is member of the Board of Directors of the Power Association of Northern California.
Steve Greenwald. Steve’s practice has focused for more than 30 years on energy transactional, regulatory, and dispute resolution matters at the state and federal levels. He assists clients with debt and equity financing, acquisitions, power purchase and sale agreements (and related regulatory approvals), and utility rate and certificate proceedings. Steve’s clients include project developers and financing parties, independent power producers, regulated electric utilities and oil pipeline companies, and power marketers.
Ed O’Neill. Ed advises competitive utility service providers, large consumers of utility services, public agencies, utilities, and consumer groups on a wide range of electric and natural gas matters. He places special emphasis on practice before the California Public Utilities Commission. Prior to joining the Davis Wright, Ed served at the Commission as administrative law judge, commissioner’s advisor, and assistant general counsel.
Olivia Para. Olivia Para is an energy attorney with extensive experience practicing before the California Public Utilities Commission. She represents clients in multiple CPUC proceedings, including ratemakings, policy and rulemakings, and proceedings seeking to modify accounting rules and prior decisions. Olivia also provides counsel on transactional matters within the energy industry, including acquisitions and power purchase agreements.
Kerry E. Shea. Kerry practices in the fields of environmental permitting, counseling, compliance, and litigation. She advises energy clients on project development, financing, environmental due diligence and permit issues, and also assists them in negotiations with governmental agencies. Kerry focuses on independent power producing facilities, including renewable energy facilities with geothermal, wind, biomass, landfill gas, and solar components.