CPUC Commissioner from May 2005 to December 31, 2010
Senior Legal & Policy Advisor
Lindsay Brown is a legal and policy advisor to Commission John A. Bohn. Ms. Brown’s current work focuses on communications, natural gas and oil pipelines, transportation, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Energy Policy Act of 2005, and other legal and policy issues. Ms. Brown joined the California Public Utilities Commission in 2001 as an attorney in the State Appellate Practice section of the Legal Division where she handled appeals on telecommunications, CEQA, natural gas, and transmission siting matters.
Prior to joining the Commission, Ms. Brown served as a summer associate at the law firm of Oppenheimer, Wolf & Donnelly in Palo Alto focusing on intellectual property litigation and corporate work. Ms. Brown also conducted research for the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies in preparation for appeals to the Ninth Circuit on gender-based asylum claims. Ms. Brown worked as an intern for both the Employment Law Center in San Francisco, focusing on assisting Spanish-speaking clients. Prior to embarking on her legal career, Ms. Brown spent two years as a special collections librarian at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, CA.
Ms. Brown holds a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law and a B.A. in History and Spanish from Middlebury College in Vermont.
Lindsay M. Brown
California Public Utilities Commission
505 Van Ness Avenue, 4300-H
San Francisco, CA 94102