Dan Griffiths serves as special counsel for public agencies on energy matters, and has been actively involved in regulatory and legislative efforts to promote the interests of publicly owned utilities and agencies in California.
Dan brings a substantial amount of experience to his role as counsel on legal and business matters for public agencies. He is regularly involved in legal and regulatory compliance efforts and has advocacy experience before the California Public Utilities Commission, California Independent System Operator, California Energy Commission, and California Air Resources Board (ARB). Dan also has significant experience in Renewables Portfolio Standard, Integrated Resource Planning, Power Source Disclosure, and Resource Adequacy activities. In his representation of public power, Dan has provided counsel on energy contracts as well as the legal obligations for Joint Powers Agencies, including California’s public records requirements.
Dan is also familiar with federal oversight of energy programs, having participated as an advocate before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and in this regard he is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Prior to joining BBSW, Dan worked in the Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s legal department on labor, energy, environmental, and governmental issues. Dan also has experience in the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Regional Counsel and the ARB’s Office of Legal Affairs on energy matters. While at the ARB, Dan contributed to legal analysis for the cap-and-trade program’s implementation. At the EPA, Dan worked in the water and air quality practice group on regulatory modifications and enforcement.
Dan received his bachelor’s degree in business economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his juris doctor degree from the University of California, Davis School of Law. Dan is a member of the California State Bar.