Gregory S. G. Klatt - Counsel

Greg Klatt’s energy law practice is focused on state and federal regulation of the electric power and natural gas industries.  Mr. Klatt’s specialty is ensuring that energy companies’ service and product offerings are consistent and compliant with applicable regulatory program requirements, including the requirements of California’s Renewables Portfolio Standard, Resource Adequacy, Energy Storage Procurement, Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction, Demand Response, and Energy Efficiency programs.  Mr. Klatt can provide exceptionally timely and insightful counsel in these areas due to his active engagement in nearly every electric and gas utility rate case and energy industry rulemaking proceeding in California over the last 15 years.  He also regularly advises generators, wholesale marketers, and retail suppliers in licensing and compliance matters involving the California Public Utilities Commission, the California Energy Commission, the California Air Resources Board, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  Because of his deep involvement in implementing California’s groundbreaking energy policies and regulatory programs, Mr. Klatt is frequently engaged by national and international law firms to act as California regulatory counsel in connection with complex transactional matters, including long-term procurement contracting, generation resource development and repower projects, asset acquisitions, and related financing arrangements. 

Prior to his association with Douglass & Liddell, Mr. Klatt was a member of the Energy Infrastructure and Project Finance Group at White & Case.  He started his energy law practice as an associate at Jones Day. 

Prior to entering the legal profession, Mr. Klatt served with the United States’ quasi-official diplomatic mission in Taiwan.  He speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese and has both professional and personal ties with China and Taiwan. 

Mr. Klatt received his J.D. from the UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall).  He graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in History from the University of San Francisco and is a lifetime member of the Jesuit Universities’ Alpha Sigma Nu honor society.  He studied Chinese at East China Normal University in Shanghai, China.

Selected Achievements:

  • Lead counsel for association of non-utility electric service providers (ESPs) in regulatory proceedings before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Energy Commission (CEC) implementing California’s Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) programs.

  • Assist several ESPs with the preparation and submission of regulatory compliance reports for RPS and Resource Adequacy programs to CPUC staff, and responses to CEC staff data requests for the biennial Integrated Energy Policy Report.
  • Lead counsel for California’s largest provider of non-emergency community information and referral services in proceeding before the CPUC resulting in approval of the first application for authorization to use the 211 abbreviated dialing code.

  • Lead counsel for global managed services company in proceeding before the CPUC resulting in approval of agreement to provide information technology services to national telecommunications company’s local directory services subsidiaries.

  • Negotiated settlement resulting in end-use customer's relinquishment of claims to 90% of disputed utility generation billing credits to ESP.

  • Lead counsel for ESP trade association and coalition of large end-use customers in electric utility rate cases before the CPUC.

  • Lead counsel for major interstate pipeline in gas utility rate cases before the CPUC.

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