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• California (2013)
• Illinois (2017)
Mr. Vijaykar joined Keyes & Fox in October 2021. Mr. Vijaykar represents community choice aggregation providers, clean energy companies, and transportation sector clients in administrative litigation, rulemakings and other regulatory matters. Mr. Vijaykar’s practice also involves counseling clients on a range of energy and utility law issues, as well as the development and implementation of policies advancing distributed energy resource deployment.
Prior to joining Keyes & Fox, Mr. Vijaykar worked as a Staff Attorney at the Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC), an environmental legal advocacy organization based in Chicago. At ELPC, Mr. Vijaykar’s practice focused on utility regulatory litigation and clean energy policy advocacy in several states across the Midwest, including Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Iowa. Mr. Vijaykar regularly represented nonprofit and trade association clients in administrative litigation related to a range of energy issues including grid modernization, distributed energy resource deployment and compensation, distribution system planning and rate design. Mr. Vijaykar was also responsible for drafting legislation related to distribution grid planning and distributed energy resource compensation.
Prior to ELPC, Mr. Vijaykar worked at Whitt Sturtevant, a boutique Chicago law firm where his practice focused on energy and utilities regulatory law. This included counseling as well as administrative and appellate litigation on behalf of natural gas, electric, and water utility clients, as well as retail electric and gas suppliers. Mr. Vijaykar routinely represented clients in cost recovery, rate design, customer program approval, acquisition, financing, customer complaint, certification and other proceedings.
Before Whitt Sturtevant, Mr. Vijaykar worked as a senior policy associate at the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA), where he advocated for robust energy efficiency policy design and implementation in several Midwestern states, and as an associate attorney in the energy and environmental practice group at the San Francisco office of the law firm Paul Hastings, LLP.
- University of California Berkeley School of Law, J.D. 2013
- University of California Berkeley Energy and Resources Group, M.S. 2013
- University of California at Los Angeles, B.S. cum laude 2008