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Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., 1998.
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1996.
College of New Jersey, B.A., cum laude, 1992.
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
is an expert 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
Author, “Recycled Water in the Spotlight,” Water World, September 2015.
Interviewed, “Water price rise in California,” WBFO News, July 20, 2015.
Interviewed, “Water prices rise in California,” Marketplace, July 20, 2015.
Interviewed, KABC Radio, July 8, 2015.
Interviewed, KFI, July 6, 2015.
Quoted, “California Water Rates Rise,” Associated Press, July 5, 2015.
Author, “Rethinking Water,” Environmental
Leader, October 22, 2014.
Quoted, “If California doesn’t get rain this winter…” CNBC.com, October 4, 2014.
Author, “Dealing with Drought,” WaterWorld, August 2014.
Quoted, “California Expected to Set Mandatory Water Curbs,” The Wall Street Journal, July 14, 2014.
Quoted, “New normal: No one escapes pain in drought areas,” CNBC.com, May 21, 2014.
Author, “How ‘Green’ Is Your Ride?” Environmental Leader, October 28, 2013.
Author, “Let it Flow – The Case for Dam Removal,” Environmental Leader, April 2012.
Author, “The Delicate Art of Promoting Recycled Water,” Environmental Leader, April 18, 2011.
Author, “Eying Utility Land? Getting It Is Easier Than Ever,” California Real Estate Journal, April
Admitted to practice in California and the District
Member, Conference of California Public Utility Counsel.
Speaker, “Dam Removal,” California-Nevada Section, American
Water Works Association, Fall Conference, Sacramento, California, October 2013.
Speaker, “Drinking Water and Public Health,” American Water
Works Association Annual Conference and Exposition, Dallas, Texas, June 2012.
Moderator, “Is the Faucet Running Dry? Water Supply,
Conservation and Drought,” California Conference of Public Utility Counsel
Annual Meeting, Monterey, California, October 2007.
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