F. Jackson Stoddard represents and advises clients on energy regulatory matters and proceedings before state and federal agencies, including the California Public Utilities Commission, the California Air Resources Board, the California Energy Commission, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Jack also represents clients in matters involving the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), including the Transmission Planning Process, Interconnection Process, and CAISO stakeholder processes.
Additionally, Jack represents and advises clients on regulatory issues related to development of electric power and transmission projects, interconnection agreements, power purchase agreements, energy efficiency services agreements, and agreements related to purchase and sale of renewable energy credits and greenhouse gas allowances. He has represented companies of all sizes across the energy industry, including renewable and conventional generators, fuel cell manufacturers, cogenerators, electric storage developers, petroleum refineries, large industrial entities, oil and natural gas pipelines, and both investor-owned and municipal utilities.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Jack was counsel at another global law firm’s energy practice. He also previously practiced at a national law firm where he represented clients on energy related matters, as well as water and telecommunications. Before entering private practice, Jack served as staff counsel at the California Public Utilities Commission as legal and energy advisor to multiple commissioners. While at the Commission, he also served as lead counsel on implementation of California Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) program and implementation of California's greenhouse gas policies, including AB 32.
Represent DCR Transmission, LLC in application for Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for 500 kV Ten West Link transmission line.
Represent Nexant, Inc. in proceedings before the CPUC related to utility energy efficiency programs.
Represented a solar project developer in dispute with California Independent System Operator regarding forfeiture of interconnection security bond.
Represented a solar project developer in obtaining extension of commercial online dates under CAISO interconnection agreement and related tariff modifications.
Represented consumer products companies in connection with California Energy Commission enforcement actions.
Represented a large petroleum refiner/marketer before California Public Utilities Commission and California Air Resources Board in successfully obtaining monetary relief for greenhouse-gas (GHG) compliance costs resulting from discriminatory treatment of purchased power under California Cap-and-Trade regulation. (Lead Counsel)
Represented the University of California in obtaining transition relief for GHG compliance costs related to treatment of cogeneration under California Cap-and-Trade regulation. (Lead Counsel)
Represented telecommunications providers in resolution of CPUC Safety and Enforcement Division investigations concerning alleged violations of requirements related to registration and remittance of surcharges.
Served as regulatory counsel in a civil contract action brought by Tesoro Marketing & Refining Company against Pacific Gas & Electric Company for power outage at Tesoro’s Golden Eagle Refinery.
Served as regulatory counsel to 400 MW independent power producer in arbitration of contract dispute, and related CPUC and CARB regulatory proceedings, concerning allocation of GHG compliance costs under power purchase agreement.
Boston University School of Law, 2005, J.D., Edward F. Hennessey Distinguished Scholar
Bowdoin College, 2002, B.A., Political Theory, Government, cum laude
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Awards and Affiliations
Recognized, Energy Regulatory Law, San Francisco, CA, The Best Lawyers in America (2022)
Recommended, Transport: Rail and road - litigation and regulation The Legal 500 US (2021)
Up-and-Coming, Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation, California, Chambers USA (2021)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Environmental, Law360 (2019)
Member, Law Firm of the Year, Energy/Projects: Power (including Renewables), Chambers USA (2018)
Co-chair, Young Utility Lawyer Committee, Conference of California Public Utility Counsel
Member & Secretary/Treasurer, Energy Bar Association, Western Chapter