Gwenneth A. Ohara

Gwenneth O’Hara is Chair of the Energy and Natural Resources Practice Group and a member of the Firm’s Corporate Practice Group. With over 15 years of experience in the energy industry, Ms. O’Hara advises public and private entities with large infrastructure projects, and advises on all aspects of traditional energy, gas, and renewable portfolios. Ms. O’Hara assists clients with renewable contracting and development of form RFPs and PPAs incorporating recent utility standards and regulatory changes, including CAISO market changes. She also assist clients with negotiation and drafting of interconnection, transmission, energy, gas and related contracts, including ISDA, EEI,WSPP, NAESB, GISB and custom bilateral arrangements. In addition, Ms. O’Hara represents clients at the CPUC, CAISO, FERC, CARB, and CEC. She also represents cities, counties, and state agencies as bond and disclosure counsel.

Prior to joining Buchalter, Ms. O’Hara was the founding member of a boutique energy law firm with three offices in California. She is the President of the Association of Women in Water, Energy, and Environment and currently serves on the board of UC Berkeley’s International Human Rights Law Clinic. Ms. O’Hara is a member of the Energy Bar Association and the Conference of California Public Utility Counsel.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Energy & Natural Resources and 2) Corporate Law
Law School University of California, Berkeley - School of Law (J.D.)
Education University of California at Berkeley (B.A., 1996)
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association
Most recent firm Buchalter, A Professional Corporation
LinkedIn Profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/gwenn-o-hara-4377549/
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