Julie Gantenbein is a shareholder of the WATER AND POWER LAW GROUP PC. Her experience includes non-federal hydropower licensing and compliance proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and as necessary, the U.S. Court of Appeals, regulatory proceedings for federal water control facilities before the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, and proceedings to protect beneficial uses of water under state law. She is co-author of the Hydropower Reform Coalition’s Hydropower Relicensing Guide, which provides guidance to stakeholders interested in participating effectively n relicensing proceedings before FERC.

She previously worked as an attorney for the Natural Heritage Institute, a non-profit law and consulting firm, representing public agencies and conservation groups in hydropower, water rights, and other cases to protect and enhance environmental and recreational benefits of public waters.

She received her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (2002) and her B.A. in International Studies from California State University Monterey Bay (magna cum laude, 1998).

Julie joined the LIHI Governing Board in 2017.