About David Lyles Cruthirds

David is licensed to practice law in the state of Texas, which enables him to appear before state public utility commissions in states throughout the southeast. David graduated cum laude from South Texas College of Law in Houston, where he was a member of the South Texas Law Review. David earned his MBA from Houston Baptist University, and combines his extensive experience with his legal and business acumen to provide value-added legal and regulatory consulting services to his clients. David gained widespread recognition for his knowledge and insights into the operation of competitive energy markets during his 6 years with Dynegy Inc., where he was Vice President and Regulatory Counsel.


David established his legal and regulatory consulting practice in March 2002. Typical clients include independent power producers, transmission-dependent utilities and others who are interested in the advancement of competitive wholesale and retail natural gas and electricity markets in the southeast United States. David specializes in state public utility commission issues, but is also well versed in issues being addressed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).


Successful management of regulatory risk must begin with timely knowledge and an awareness of the very latest regulatory developments. Belief in the axiom "knowledge is power" led to the creation of The Cruthirds Report to inform and alert companies, organizations and individuals about the very latest regulatory developments. Timely access to critical information empowers people to act promptly to reduce their regulatory risk and protect their interests. David´s legal skills, his extensive "hands-on" experience and a compelling writing style result in reports that inform, challenge and engage readers about the contemporary regulatory issues facing the industry.




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