EDUCATION

J.D., University of California at Berkeley, 2013
M.S., University of California at Berkeley, 2013
B.S., University of California at Los Angeles, 2008

OFFICE

Chicago, IL

CONNECT

[email protected]
(312) 795-3747

Nikhil Vijaykar

Staff Attorney

Nikhil Vijaykar is a staff attorney at ELPC. His practice focuses on utility litigation and policy advocacy across the Midwest, with a subject-matter focus on electric utility distribution system planning and grid modernization. He previously worked at Whitt Sturtevant, a boutique Chicago law firm where his practice focused on energy and utilities regulatory law. This included counseling as well as administrative and appellate litigation on behalf of natural gas, electric, and water utility clients. Before Whitt Sturtevant, he worked as a senior policy associate at the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) and as an associate attorney in the energy and environmental practice group at the San Francisco office of the law firm Paul Hastings, LLP.

WHAT’S A PLACE YOU LOVE IN THE MIDWEST?

I left my heart in the Apostle Islands in Northern Wisconsin. Go in the summer and don’t leave without kayaking through the sea caves!

WHAT DRIVES YOU TO DO THIS WORK?

Of all the positive and negative ways in which humans have changed the planet, nothing seems as unjust, irresponsible, and inequitable as climate change. I’m driven to do this work because the buck stops with us — waiting for the next generation to reverse course is not an option.