Brian S. Biering

Brian S. Biering
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Practice Focus
Energy Law
Facility Siting and Land Use
Public Utility Regulation
Energy Transactions
Transmission & Interconnection
Compliance & Enforcement
Renewable Energy
Public Agency Representation
Consumer Representation

Bar and Court Admissions
State Bar of California

J.D., University of Oregon School of Law, 2008
B.S., University of California Davis, 2004

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.

Representative Experience

  • Monitoring and advocacy in various regulatory proceedings affecting the power sector;
  • Implementation issues and defending enforcement actions under the State’s greenhouse gas laws, AB 32, AB 398 and AB 617;
  • Negotiation of power purchase, steam sales and interconnection agreements;
  • Regulatory due-diligence associated with project sales or acquisitions and project financing efforts;
  • Monitoring and advice on legislation affecting power sector and climate change programs.

Professional Activities

Executive Fellow placed at the California Natural Resources Agency and the California Energy Commission
Vice Chair of the City of Sacramento Utility Rate Advisory Commission
American Bar Association
Sacramento County Bar Association


Edited the University of Oregon School of Law Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation and published an article on greenhouse gas regulation.

Community Involvement

Prepare tax returns for low income and elderly individuals through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.