Andrew Hanson is Senior Counsel at Perkins Coie LLP’s Environmental and Energy Regulatory Group, where he has been involved in negotiating contracts and seeking regulatory approvals for hundreds of millions of dollars of investments in renewable energy projects, energy efficiency and demand response programs, electric vehicle infrastructure, advance metering infrastructure, grid modernization, and other emerging technologies in the energy sector. Prior to joining Perkins Coie, Andrew most recently served as a senior attorney with Alliant Energy. Highlights of Andrew’s achievements while in-house counsel include negotiating contracts for the acquisition of several hundred megawatts of wind and solar projects and securing regulatory approval for 1,000 megawatts of new wind generation. In addition, Andrew has held several positions in public service, including seven years as a trial attorney with the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and prior to that, with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in its Office of Civil Enforcement and in EPA’s Office of Groundwater and Drinking Water. Andrew has been published by the Environmental Law Institute, the Virginia Environmental Law Journal, the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, the Pace Environmental Law Review, the Wisconsin State Bar and other publications, and has been a presenter at the Wisconsin Public Utility Institute.