Gabriel Garcia

Director & Senior Counsel - CPS Energy
San Antonio , TX

Bio:
Gabriel Garcia has extensive legal experience in utility and communications regulation and transactional law.  He began his regulatory legal career working with the Texas Office of Public Utility Counsel where he represented residential and small commercial customers in telecommunications and electric utility cases before the Public Utility Commission of Texas, State Office of Administrative Hearings, Federal Communications Commission, and the courts.  He has also served as an Assistant Attorney General representing the State of Texas as a large industrial customer of electric and telecommunications services before state and federal regulators.  His work with the Texas Attorney General also included acting as regulatory counsel for the Commission on State Emergency Communications and Department of Information Resources, as well as assisting the agency in complex litigation related to communications matters.  Mr. Garcia's legal experience includes positions in the private sector as in-house counsel for a telecommunications provider and cable over-builder.  He currently serves as Senior Assistant City Attorney for the City of San Antonio addressing a wide variety of transactional and regulatory matters concerning electric, gas, water, stormwater, and wastewater utility services, communications matters, information technology, and right-of-way issues.  Mr. Garcia serves on the Board of Directors of the Texas Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors, and is the immediate past Chair of the State Bar of Texas, Public Utility Law Section.  He is a 1992 graduate of the University of Texas Law School, and holds a Masters Degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, and a Bachelors of Arts Degree also from the University of Texas.  His is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas.