Lori Anne Dolqueist’s practice focuses on regulatory matters before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). She is experienced in representing clients in utility mergers and acquisitions, rate cases, contract negotiations and other aspects of state and federal regulation. Ms. Dolqueist has specialized expertise in California utility regulatory matters, with particular focus on matters involving water utilities. She has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, NPR and CNBC.com about water scarcity in California.
In recent years, Ms. Dolqueist has been actively engaged by her utility clients in increasingly complex general rate cases before the CPUC and is able to deliver optimal results through both settlement negotiations and CPUC litigation. She has also represented clients in the accelerating number of mergers and acquisitions taking place in the water utility industry in California, and has obtained timely approval of such transactions with favorable terms. Ms. Dolqueist has also successfully obtained approval of controversial multimillion-dollar utility capital projects.
Ms. Dolqueist is able to provide assistance with ratemaking, rulemaking and complaint proceedings at the CPUC for utilities and other interested parties. From developing compelling pleadings to navigating the complex CPUC process, she is able to deliver favorable results for her clients. Additionally, based on her extensive knowledge of administrative hearings, Ms. Dolqueist has developed a multiday witness preparation program that allows both experienced and new witnesses to maximize the effectiveness of their time on the stand.
Prior to joining Nossaman, Ms. Dolqueist was a partner at an international law firm.
L.L.M., Georgetown University Law Center, 1998
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1996
B.A., College of New Jersey, 1992, cum laude
Member, Conference of California Public Utility Counsel