Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Regarded as a strong litigation group dealing with complex and high-profile disputes in defense of energy clients. Also available for a range of energy work encompassing regulatory and transactional matters. Acts for a number of well-known energy companies, including oil and electricity clients. Recognized for assisting utilities on strategy and regulatory work pertaining to wild fires.

Strengths Interviewees say: "They do a great job of coordinating and staying on top of things, keeping the clients informed and involved in the process."

A client reports: "They are extremely thorough; all of their work for us is extremely well written."

Work highlights Represented Pacific Gas & Electric in litigation and the regulatory, transactional and legislative issues arising from its bankruptcy as a consequence of the 2017 and 2018 wild fires.

Notable practitioners

Henry Weissmann is an esteemed energy lawyer with considerable experience acting for clients in government agency proceedings. He represents household-name electric power companies and pipeline operators. Sources say:"He is in great demand because he has a unique combination of regulatory expertise in the California space and seasoned transactional experience."