Paul M. Gonzalez Shareholder
Paul González practices in the areas of local, state and federal public utility regulation, primarily related to the provision of electric, natural gas and water/wastewater services. In private practice and as a former in-house counsel for one of the nation’s largest municipally-owned electric and gas utilities, his regulatory experience includes land use regulation, the exercise of eminent domain, and regulatory compliance matters for NERC Reliability Standards and other regulatory schemes. Mr. González has served clients on high-profile projects, including major capital projects involving multiple owners. In doing so, he has also overseen associated state and federal litigation, including the coordination of legal advice among aligned parties and counsel and the supervision of attorney budgets.
Mr. González has drafted legislation and prepared comments to proposed rules, testified, briefed and argued matters before the state court of appeals, and has litigated contested cases before the Public Utility Commission of Texas and other regulatory bodies. He has also advised clients on broader public law issues, including board governance, parliamentary procedure, open meetings and open records issues, ethic/conflicts issues, as well as procurement and contract issues.
Education & Admissions
J.D., St. Mary’s University School of Law, 1996
B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1989
- State Bar of Texas
- SBOT Section of Public Utility Law
- San Antonio Bar Association
- Catholic Lawyers’ Guild of San Antonio