Kenneth G. (“Ken”) Hurwitz, a Washington D.C. energy attorney and adjunct professor, has practiced law and taught in the energy field for over 40 years.
For approximately 20 years, Ken was equity partner at two large international law firms, Venable, LLP and Haynes and Boone, LLP. Over his many years in private practice, Ken has represented energy associations, electric utilities, independent power producers, oil and oil products marketers, consumers and shippers of natural gas and large industrial companies seeking to lower their electricity and natural gas costs. From 1983 to 1987, Ken moved to the public sector, taking on a major position as Executive Director of the Maryland Public Service Commission.
An experienced teacher in the fields of energy law and policy, Ken taught the Introduction to Energy Law and Policy course at JHU in the fall of 2018 and 2019 and has served as a student mentor. Ken also teaches energy-related law courses (Energy Law and Regulation; Renewable Energy Law, Regulation and Policy) at Temple University Law School, in Philadelphia. At Louisiana State University Law School, Ken taught a course in Wind Energy as part of the school’s Apprenticeship Program in 2019.
Ken holds J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the Wharton School. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, his Bachelor of Arts degree is from Columbia College in New York City.