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2023 Cleantech Panelist Speaker

Benjamin Smith


Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP


Benjamin Smith concentrates his practice in the area of energy regulation and related energy policy and regulatory work. Ben’s work at Kilpatrick Townsend overlaps litigation, transactional, and regulatory aspects of the energy transition in North Carolina and beyond.

Prior to joining Kilpatrick Townsend, Ben was Associate General Counsel at the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) where he developed policy goals, positions, and desired outcomes including implementing initiatives, campaign plans, and strategies to achieve policy goals and desired outcomes related to the future of energy in North Carolina. Benjamin led NCSEA’s regulatory work including matters litigated at the North Carolina Utilities Commission, FERC, and other venues, and headed its appellate work, and managed dozens of litigated dockets. He also assisted the General Counsel and Director of Policy in government affairs leadership work for the NCSEA, including research and drafting legislative language.