Ken Kulak counsels energy companies in regulatory proceedings before public utility commissions and in transactional matters. He advises public utilities, developers, investors, and corporate energy users on retail and wholesale electricity markets, renewable portfolio standards, distributed generation (including microgrids), demand response, and energy efficiency. Clients seek his advice in navigating the legal issues associated with the development, purchase, sale, and financing of renewable energy and storage projects, including the negotiation of power purchase agreements; engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contracts; and operations and maintenance (O&M) agreements.
Ken is a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he teaches a seminar on energy law and climate change. He is also a senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, advising on energy storage issues.
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Ken worked as a trial lawyer in the Civil Division of the US Department of Justice in Washington, DC, representing the United States in contract and employment law cases. He handles trials and appeals of complex contractual disputes involving finance, accounting, and federal taxation. From 1994 to 1996, Ken served as a law clerk to Judge Raymond J. Broderick of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Carnegie Mellon University, 1982, B.A.
University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1994, J.D.
Clerkship to Judge Raymond Broderick of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (1994 - 1996)
Awards and Affiliations
Recommended, Industry focus: Energy: renewable/alternative, The Legal 500 US (2018)
Ranked, The Best Lawyers in America (2015, 2017–2018)
Member, Law Firm of the Year, Energy/Projects: Power (including Renewables), Chambers USA (2018)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Energy, Law360 (2016)
Member, Energy Law Firm of the Year, US News & World Report/Best Lawyers (2015)
Member, American Bar Association, International Law and Practice Section
Member, Energy Bar Association
Articles Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review
Former Member, Order of the Coif
Recipient, Arlin M. Adams Public Interest Scholarship