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Colin M. Long

Managing Director
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Overview

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.

Education

Loyola University School of Law
J.D., 1977

University of Southern California
B.A., Political Science (cum laude), 1974

Employment History

Pacific Economics Group, Inc.
Co-founder
1996 - present

Navigant Consulting Inc.
Senior advisor
2008 - 2016

Rothstein Kass Business Advisory Services
Senior advisor
2011 - 2014

Arthur Andersen Economic Consulting
Senior manager
1992 - 1996

Law Offices of Lerner & Weiss
Associate
1988 - 1992

Carpenters Southern California Administrative Corporation
Associate legal director
1982 - 1988

Grey Law Legal Services
Co-founder
1978 - 1982

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

California State Bar Association

American Bar Association

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Community/Civic Activities

Sally's Rescue, Inc.
Volunteer general counsel