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Elizabeth M. Brereton

Elizabeth M. Brereton

Associate| Salt Lake City


Elizabeth Brereton’s practice is concentrated in public utility regulation, energy and environmental law including issues surrounding public utility rate cases, energy resource procurement, nuclear generation and development, state and federal permitting, electric transmission regulation, state regulations affecting the oil and gas industry, and mineral development. She advises clients on the regulatory process, environmental liabilities, critical infrastructure security and developing internal compliance strategies. Elizabeth’s background as a regulator, and her experience with regulatory agencies, allows her to help her clients navigate complex regulatory processes and develop effective litigation strategies. In addition, Elizabeth has a unique perspective on developing and implementing cyber security best practices due to her past focus on electric grid cyber security.

  • Emory University School of Law (J.D., 2009)
  • Wellesley College (B.A., Economics, 2003)
  • Commercial Real Estate Women Network, Utah Chapter (CREW Utah)
  • Women Lawyers of Utah
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • The Energy Bar Association
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Foundation
  • Junior League of Salt Lake City, Community Advisory Board
  • Wellesley College Club, President (2016)
  • March of Dimes, Utah Market Board (2016-present)
  • Western Electric Coordinating Council, Enforcement Case Manager (2010-2014)
  • Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (CACE), Student Attorney (Ad hoc Counsel) (2008-2010)
  • Turner Environmental Law Clinic, Lead Student Attorney (2007-2009)
  • U.S. House of Representatives, Legislative Intern for Congressman Jim Matheson (2007)
  • State of Utah Department of Commerce, Division of Public Utilities, Utility Analyst (2004-2006)
  • Utah
  • Supreme Court of Utah
  • United States District Court, District of Utah