Steve Weissman is associate director of UC Berkeley’s Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment and a lecturer in residence. He is an energy and environmental attorney, and an environmental mediator. Weissman previously served as an administrative law judge for the California Public Utilities Commission and as a policy and legal advisor to three different PUC commissioners, where he worked on energy and environmental policy matters. He directed the Commission's initial investigation into the failure of deregulated California electricity markets in 2000-2001. Weissman is a former principal consultant to the California State Assembly's Committee on Natural Resources, where he wrote and reviewed legislation concerning energy, air quality, and solid waste management. He is also vice chair of the American Bar Association's Publication Committee for the Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources.