Brian Biering is a Partner at Ellison Schneider Harris & Donlan. Brian represents a range of clients on environmental, regulatory and compliance matters before the California Air Resources Board, California Public Utilities Commission, California Energy Commission, and the California Independent System Operator. Brian is a leader for the firm’s energy and industrial clients on greenhouse gas regulatory and compliance issues, including implementation issues and defending enforcement actions under the State’s landmark greenhouse gas laws.He also represents clients in the Long Term Procurement Planning Process and the Integrated Resource Planning process. Brian negotiates power purchase agreements and has assisted with transmission an wholesale distribution interconnections and merchant transmission projects. Brian also assists with regulatory due-diligence associated with project sales or acquisitions and project financing efforts. He also regularly reviews and develops legislative language.
Before joining the firm, Brian earned his J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law. While at the University of Oregon, Brian was an editor on the Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation and published an article on greenhouse gas regulation. He also served as a judicial extern for the U.S. District Court, District of Oregon and worked at the California Resources Agency and the California Energy Commission. Brian graduated from U.C. Davis with a Bachelor’s of Science in Managerial Economics.