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Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation Department

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Winston energy attorneys have been at the forefront of California’s robust energy industry for more than 35 years. From alternative and renewable energy to greenhouse gas reduction and storage, California has been the first state to tackle a number of important energy issues, and Winston attorneys have been leading advocates in developing successful solutions. Winston has unique depth of experience in regulatory matters before California’s two key energy regulatory agencies, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Energy Commission (CEC), as well as the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), California Air Resources Board (CARB), and the California legislature. 

Winston offers a full-service energy practice comprised of more than 70 attorneys representing all the legal disciplines that impact energy companies, including project development, acquisitions and dispositions, finance, regulatory, tax, environmental, labor and employment, real estate, litigation, and bankruptcy. Winston’s ability to take on all aspects of energy-related matters distinguishes us as a standout team with a broad and integrated energy platform including transactional and litigation practices.

Winston’s CA energy partners are well known as thought leaders in the industry, regularly moderating panels at key energy conferences put on by Infocast and Platts, and contributing to the Winston Energy Industry Watch blog.


Apex Clean Energy Holdings

California Cogeneration Council

Calpine Corporation

EDF Renewable Energy

First Solar, Inc.

Golden State Water Company

Juniper Generation

NextEra Energy Resources

NRG Energy

Pattern Energy



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