Public Utility, Energy, & Administrative Law; Government Relations
As the recent former General Counsel to the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU), Mr. Goldberg served as the chief legal and policy advisor for regulating the Commonwealth's invested-owned electric distribution, natural gas, water and steam companies, and oversight of rail transit safety for rail crossings and regional transportation entities, such as the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, as well as transportation network companies and other common carriers, including buses, movers, and towing companies.
Jonathan A. Goldberg
● Energy Law
● Public Utilities
● Administrative Law
● Government Relations
During his tenure as General Counsel and manager of the DPU's legal division, the DPU issued over 1,500 orders on energy related matters, including complex rate designs, performance-based rate plans, mergers and acquisitions, as well as initiatives to encourage grid modernization for the electric industry, including solar, energy storage and electric vehicle charging infrastructure, initiatives to encourage development of networked geothermal systems, and initiatives to encourage energy optimization through energy efficiency, electrification, and demand response programs. Mr. Goldberg worked with the DPU's Commission to develop innovative capital investment cost recovery frameworks to mitigate barriers to distributed renewable energy development, to integrate environmental justice principles into the DPU's procedural and decision-making processes, and to initiate the process to reform the Commonwealth's approach to regulating natural gas distribution companies while the Commonwealth pursues lower greenhouse gas emissions. Mr. Goldberg provides clients an in-depth knowledge regarding the regulation of electric, natural gas and water distribution companies.
Prior to joining the firm in 2023 and his tenure as General Counsel at DPU, Mr. Goldberg was an attorney in the Energy Practice Group at Rich May, P.C. from 2015 through 2020. Mr. Goldberg previously served as a hearing officer at the DPU and counsel for the House Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change.
Baylor Law School, Waco, Texas, J.D., 2009
Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, B.S. Criminal Justice, 2006