David L. Huard

David Huard is the Co-Chair of the firm’s Energy, Environment and Natural Resources practice group, and partner responsible for the Climate Change Solutions group and the Solar and Renewables Project Development team.

He specializes in commercial, administrative and appellate matters related to the energy industry and maintains offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco. He has advised and represented natural gas pipelines, electric and natural gas distributors, gas and power marketers, municipalities, counties, special districts, governmental organizations, large consumers, natural gas and oil producers, co-generators, electric generators, clean fuel vehicle groups, solar panel manufacturers, renewable power producers and project developers, and distributed generation manufacturers and customers. His concentration is on project development, sales and purchase of products and services, and regulatory considerations and procedures.

Following a judicial clerkship, Mr. Huard served as a trial attorney and legal advisor to a commissioner at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and as an in-house attorney at the nation's largest natural gas distribution company. He has testified as an expert witness on utility rate design, gas transportation and supply issues, and affiliate transaction rules.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Appellate, 2) Clean Energy, 3) Cleantech, 4) Climate Change, 5) Energy & Natural Resources, 6) Environment, 7) Government & Regulatory and 8) Sports
Law School Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1976)
Education University of Santa Clara, California (B.A., 1972)
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association
Most recent firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP
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