Mr. Nahai is a partner at the law firm of Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith and co-chair of its energy, water and real estate practice areas. He is also the President of David Nahai Consulting Services, LLC, which advises public and private entities in the renewable energy, energy efficiency and water sectors. He is also the former Commission President and General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP). Mr. Nahai’s administration expanded LADWP’s renewable portfolio to 15% and paved the way for its attainment of the 20% level, effectuated multi-fold increases in energy efficiency levels, and achieved record reductions in water consumption in Los Angeles.
Mr. Nahai is also the former Chair of the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board, where he served in the administrations of 3 California governors, and former Senior Advisor to the Clinton Climate Initiative.