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.