Introducing Jeanne McKinney, CPUC judge

14 Oct

Jeanne McKinney’s Experience

Administrative Law Judge

California Public Utilities Commission

Government Agency; 501-1000 employees; Utilities industry

January 2012Present (2 years 10 months) San Francisco

Senior Counsel

Calpine Corporation

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; CPN; Utilities industry

April 2009December 2011 (2 years 9 months)

Advise operating gas plants on compliance with financing, project documents, power purchase agreements, environmental and other regulatory laws. Review regulatory filings. Work with development team on new natural gas and solar (PV) projects including acquisition of real estate and other rights; regulatory compliance; regulatory filings. Work with outside counsel to draft and negotiate variety of documents for development and operation of power plants.


San Francisco Parks and Recreation Open Space Advisory Committee (PROSAC)

20062011 (5 years)

• District 8 Appointee, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) Citizens Advisory Committee on Open Space (PROSAC) 2006 – present (Chair, 2009). Advise RPD and District 8 Supervisor on community issues such as bond proposals, capital improvements, park programming and property acquisition policy. As Chair, set agendas, ran meetings.

Partnership; 201-500 employees; Law Practice industry

20062009 (3 years)

Real Estate and Business Attorney: acquisition, disposition and financing of commercial properties; acquisition of land for utility scale solar development; business formation; debt and equity financing of businesses. Industry focus: solar energy, hospitality, wine, commercial office.


Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco

20082008 (less than a year)

Partnership; 501-1000 employees; Law Practice industry

20012006 (5 years)

Summer Associate and later Associate working in Business Finance and Real Estate Departments. Significant projects included: project financing (sale/leaseback) of 78 MW power plant; acquisition of equity interest in small energy project in St. Lucia; participation in CPUC regulatory proceedings; office leasing.

Government Agency; 501-1000 employees; Utilities industry

May 2000December 2000 (8 months)

Law Clerk for Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Division

Documention Production Director

CMS Cameron McKenna

Partnership; 1001-5000 employees; Law Practice industry

19971999 (2 years)

operations specialist

Application Resources

19961998 (2 years)

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