Colin M. Long has more than 39 years of combined consulting and litigation experience, specializing in energy and utility-related matters, environmental matters, and contractual issues. He also has more than 14 years of experience as a litigator in private practice in California. After leaving private legal practice, he joined Arthur Andersen Economic Consulting as a senior manager in 1992. In 1996, he left Arthur Andersen to cofound Pacific Economics Group, Inc. He was also a senior advisor to a major specialized expert services firm and an auditing, accounting, and business consulting services firm.
Mr. Long has worked extensively in both the United States and Canada on regulatory proceedings and energy industry restructuring issues. He has worked on matters before both the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and state regulatory commissions for electric utilities, natural gas pipelines, and oil pipelines involving rates, mergers, restructuring, and eminent domain proceedings. Recently, he has been involved in state regulatory proceedings related to the net metering debate with respect to rooftop solar installations.
Mr. Long has worked on several large environmental damages cases, including dioxin contamination in the Passaic River, DDT contamination in the Los Angeles Harbor, and various aspects of the damage claims arising out of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. He has also worked on contract disputes, primarily arising out of the energy industry, in both the US and Canada.
Mr. Long has coauthored two books dealing with the California energy crisis and restructured global energy markets, respectively. He has also coauthored journal articles with respect to various issues confronting the energy industry.
Loyola University School of Law
University of Southern California
B.A., Political Science (cum laude), 1974
Pacific Economics Group, Inc.
1996 - present
Navigant Consulting Inc.
2008 - 2016
Rothstein Kass Business Advisory Services
2011 - 2014
Arthur Andersen Economic Consulting
1992 - 1996
Law Offices of Lerner & Weiss
1988 - 1992
Carpenters Southern California Administrative Corporation
Associate legal director
1982 - 1988
Grey Law Legal Services
1978 - 1982
California State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Sally's Rescue, Inc.
Volunteer general counsel