Norman A. Pedersen
Hanna and Morton
Los Angeles Office
213•430•2510 [Direct]

Norm Pedersen


Norman A. Pedersen

Practice Area

  • Energy Law

Areas of Emphasis

  • Energy transactions, litigation and regulation

Bar Admissions

  • California (1975)
  • District of Columbia (1976)


  • University of California, Los Angeles (LL.B., 1975)
  • University of California, Berkeley (B.A., 1970; M.A. 1972)

Norman A. Pedersen has extensive experience in energy law and all related areas. He represents electricity generators, electric utilities, oil and natural gas pipelines, industrial end-users, governmental agencies, and natural resource development companies in a wide range of energy-related matters before state and federal regulatory agencies, courts, and legislative bodies. He also represents clients in commercial transactions, including the purchase and sale of natural gas and electricity and related transmission services.

Mr. Pedersen's regulatory practice encompasses gas, electric, hydroelectric, cogeneration, and independent power project issues. He is particularly active in proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and state regulatory agencies, including the California Public Utilities Commission and California Energy Commission. He specializes in complex regulatory gas and electric rate litigation. Mr. Pedersen also represents clients in state and federal proceedings that establish energy and environmental policy. He has four years of government service at the Federal Regulatory Energy Commission.

Mr. Pedersen lectures at seminars and conferences on energy topics. He has published various articles on a variety of issues in the energy area, including the application of theFederal preemption doctrine to state issues.

Mr. Pedersen is a member of the Energy Bar Association and various state and local bar associations. He holds a B.A. degree (1970) and an M.A. degree (1972) from the University of California, Berkeley. He graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles Law School in 1975. He is admitted to practice in California, the District ofColumbia, and before various federal courts.


Power Play [PDF] by Norman A. Pedersen, published in Los Angeles Lawyer / April 2002

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