Joni A. Templeton is a seasoned regulatory and commercial litigator with extensive in-house experience representing an investor-owned utility before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and state and federal legislative bodies. Ms. Templeton has handled numerous CPUC proceedings from inception to implementation and has comprehensive knowledge about CPUC rules of practice and procedure. She has advised client organizations in identifying and resolving legal, regulatory, business, and strategic issues related to matters such as resource adequacy, renewable portfolio standards, the California Independent System Operator tariff, and general rate cases.
Prior to working in-house for over seven years for Southern California Edison Company, Ms. Templeton practiced commercial litigation for four years at Dewey Ballantine LLP and DLA Piper LLP, representing clients in complex business and real estate-related litigation in state and federal court. Ms. Templeton earned her A.B. in English Literature with Honors from UCLA in 1998 and was admitted to Phi Beta Kappa. In 2003, she earned her J.D. from UCLA School of Law, where she served as Managing Editor of the UCLA Law Review.
She is admitted to practice in California, New York, and the District of Columbia.