Portrait of Jack Stoddard


Government Experience

  • State Government: California—Staff Counsel, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)


  • Bowdoin College, B.A. political theory, government (2002) cum laude
  • Boston University School of Law, J.D. (2005) Edward F. Hennessey Distinguished Scholar


  • California
Jack Stoddard, Counsel San Francisco
Phone: +1 415.365.7410
3 Embarcadero Center, 26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

Jack Stoddard is a counsel in Crowell & Moring's San Francisco office and a member of the firm's Energy Group. He represents and advises clients on energy regulatory matters and proceedings before state and federal agencies, including the California Public Utilities Commission, the California Air Resources Board, the California Energy Commission, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. In addition, Jack assists clients in matters involving the California Independent System Operator, including CAISO stakeholder processes, interconnection process disputes, and development of market rules and transmission planning. Jack also advises and represents clients on regulatory issues related to development of electric power projects and negotiation of interconnection agreements, power purchase agreements, agreements related to purchase and sale of renewable energy credits and greenhouse gas allowances, and energy efficiency financing. Jack has extensive experience working with a variety of clients, including renewable and conventional independent power producers, cogenerators, fuel cell manufacturers, electric storage developers, large industrial entities, petroleum refineries, oil and natural gas pipelines, and investor owned and municipal utilities.

Previously, Jack was in private practice at a national law firm where he represented clients on energy related matters, as well as water and telecommunications. Prior to that, Jack served as staff counsel at the California Public Utilities Commission and legal and energy advisor to multiple commissioners. While at the Commission, Jack served as lead counsel on implementation of California Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) program and implementation of California's greenhouse gas policies, including AB 32.

Jack earned his B.A. from Bowdoin College and his J.D. from Boston University School of Law.


Admitted to practice: California, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


  • Conference of California Public Utility Counsel, Co-chair Young Utility Lawyer Committee
  • Energy Bar Association, Western Chapter

Speeches & Presentations

  • "Long-Duration Storage—Alternatives to Fill the 4-to-10 Hour Duration Gap" and "Structuring and Financing Energy Storage Projects," Infocast's 9th Annual Storage Week, San Diego, CA (January 25, 2016). Presenter: Jack Stoddard.
  • "Distribution Grid Developments: Tax Consequences of Net Metering and Incentive Payments from Utilities," LSI's Energy in California Conference, San Francisco, CA (November 3, 2015). Presenter: Jennifer A. Ray.
  • “Promoting Clean Energy at the State Level: The Role and Relevance of Feed-In Tariffs," American Bar Association Environment, Energy and Resources Law Summit, Indianapolis, IN (October 14, 2011). Speaker: Jack Stoddard.
  • “Greenhouse Gas Policy and Utility Regulation – Emerging Challenges at the Interface,” Energy Bar Association, Washington, D.C. (November 14, 2008). Speaker: Jack Stoddard.
  • “Cap and Trade Programs,” California Climate Change Law Conference, CLE International, San Francisco, CA (August 24, 2007). Speaker: Jack Stoddard.
  • “GHG Regulatory Framework: New California Legislation and How It Will Be Applied,” Mealey’s Global Warming Litigation Conference, San Francisco, CA (February 7, 2007). Speaker: Jack Stoddard.


  • California Approves Controversial Calsbad Power Plant (September 2015). Authors: Nancy Saracino, Richard Lehfeldt, Frank R. Lindh, and Jack Stoddard.
  • Energy and Natural Resources Market Regulation (2011). Author: Jack Stoddard.
  • Murphy's Law and Renewable Energy Projects: If It Can Go Wrong It Probably Will (August 4, 2011). Author: Jack Stoddard.

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