Todd K

Freelance Legal Translator & Business Writer

Location:San Antonio, Texas, United States
2 Skills


Haynes Boone, LLP, Associate, San Antonio TX 2011-2012
• Defended power marketer against allegations of improper trading practices within ERCOT;
• Negotiated and crafted Purchased Power Agreements;
• Advised electricity company in appeal to Texas Supreme Court regarding Renewable Energy Credits;
• Reviewed ISDAs and fuel supply agreements;
• Executed transfer of Energy Management Agreement and other registrations resulting from the sale of a power plant;
• Provided regulatory due diligence to underwriter of major utility’s debt.

NextEra Energy, Senior Attorney, Austin TX 2009-2011
• Represented transmission affiliate approval of longest transmission line project in Texas;
• Set state regulatory strategy in the South for the nation’s largest owner of renewable generation;
• Represented Company at state regulatory agencies and regional transmission organizations;
• Defended Company at PUCT, ERCOT, and Texas RE against allegations related to plant outages during the February 2011 ice storm;
• Successfully opposed assignment of $100 million in infrastructure costs to wind farms in Texas.

Troutman Sanders, LLP, Associate, Atlanta, GA; Washington DC, 2004; 2005-09
• Counseled investor-owned utilities in rate case proceedings in Georgia, N.C., and N.M.;
• Advised major utility in regulatory proceedings to construct a $14 billion nuclear power plant, including regulatory approval of the EPC contract;
• Represented major electric utility in integrated resource planning docket that added energy efficiency programs and proposed new nuclear generation;
• Represented major electric utility in FERC dispute regarding Reliability-Must Run contracts.


Green Mountain Energy Company, Government Affairs Manager, Austin TX, 2001-02
• Advocated and devised policy positions for the nation’s largest renewable energy retailer;
• Drafted ERCOT Protocols for newly developed ERCOT market;
• Oversaw all Company regulatory and legislative activity in Texas.

Public Utility Commission of Texas, Commissioner’s Advisor, Sr. Economist, Austin TX, 1998-2001
• Advised Commissioner, Legislature, and Governor’s Office on deregulation of utilities;
• Arbitrated disputes between telecommunications companies.

Christensen Associates Consulting, Staff Economist, Madison WI, 1997-98
• Transitioned Eastern European utility to market rates using advanced econometrics and rate design;
• Designed new pricing methodologies for deregulated electricity markets in the U.S. and New Zealand.


Elected Representative, Electric Reliability Council of Texas: Technical Advisory Committee, 2001-02; Wholesale Market Committee, 2001-02; 2009-10; Protocols Committee, 2001-02

Energy Bar Association, 2003-present

Green-E Renewable Energy Standards, Regional Advisory Board, 2001-02


Washington University School of Law, St. Louis MO
J.D. 2005
Primary Editor, Global Studies Law Review; Myron D. Mills Admin. Law Prize; Gallop Scholar at Law

University of Kent, Keynes College, Canterbury, England
Post-Graduate Studies: European Economic Integration: 1996-97
Rotary Fellow

Texas A&M University—Commerce, Commerce TX
M.S. Economics: 1996, magna *** laude

Southwestern University, Georgetown TX
B.A. Business; Minor, Political Science: 1995


Texas, District of Columbia


“Regulatory Risk and the ERCOT Market: Is ERCOT Still the Land of Opportunity for Renewables?,” Diana Liebmann and Todd Kimbrough, University of Texas 2012 Wind, Solar and Renewables Conference, Austin, TX, 2012.

Did I Dance on the Tables? Did I Shoot Out the Lights?—European Electricity Policy as a Guide to America’s Energy Future, 4 WASH. U. GLOBAL STUD. L. REV. 675 (2005).

“Market Implementation: What’s Working Well and What Needs Work,” & “Participation in the Mass Market in Texas,” presentations at The New Texas Power Game Conference, Houston, TX, 2002.

“Friend or Foe: Electricity Deregulation’s Promise for More Renewable Options,” speech & presentation at the 4th Annual Sustainable Dallas Conference, Dallas, TX, 2002.

“Successful Retailing to Residential Customers in Restructured Markets,” speech & presentation at the 2001 Spring Load Research Conference, Western Load Research Association, Ft. Worth, TX, 2001.

“Report on Advanced Services Availability in Rural and High Cost Areas,” report written at the request of the Texas Legislature on the “Digital Divide,” 2001.

“Regulatory Incentives for Advanced Telecommunications Services,” published by the 3rd Annual International Conference on Technology Policy and Innovation, 1999.


Board of Directors, Leadership SA

Board of Directors, American Saddlebred Horse Association of Georgia

Board of Directors, Pro-Am Charity Benefit Horse Show