Larisa Dobriansky Chief Business & Policy Innovation Officer
Larisa Dobriansky is the Chief Business & Policy Innovation Officer for General Micrigrids Inc. Larisa is the formal Deputy Assistant Secretary for National Energy Policy at the U.S. Department of Energy. She coordinates and provides strategic policy direction for Departmental activities to implement national energy policy objectives. As manager of such programs as the U.S. Clean Energy Initiative’s Efficient Energy for Sustainable Development Partnership and the lead for the new APEC Energy Working Group’s Task Force on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Financing, she has focused on the technology innovation process and the development of risk-based policy tools and financial products to accelerate clean energy technologies into the marketplace. In representing DOE in bilateral and multilateral forums such as, the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) and the U.S.-China Joint Working Group on the 2008 Beijing Olympics, she has strived to foster effective public-private partnerships, the transfer of clean energy technologies to developing countries, and market development through the building of local commercial infrastructure and enterprises.
Her special areas of expertise are designing market development strategies for commercializing clean energy technologies, facilitating locally-managed financing programs in developing countries for energy efficiency and renewable energy, and structuring risk-sharing public-private partnerships to accelerate market transformation to best practices and cleaner technologies.
Formerly, Ms. Dobriansky was senior counsel in the Washington office of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P., focusing on environmental and energy policy issues. Ms. Dobriansky joined the firm after serving in senior legal and public policy positions in the executive and legislative branches of the Federal Government.
Prior to joining the firm of Akin Gump, Ms. Dobriansky served as senior counsel to the Subcommittee on National Economic Growth, Natural Resources and Regulatory Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives. In that capacity, she was responsible for the oversight and investigation of all federal environmental and energy agencies and for legislative actions to reform environmental management.
From 1992 until 1995, Ms. Dobriansky was a deputy assistant general counsel in the Office of General Counsel, U.S. Department of Energy, where she served as a leading advocate of DOE legal and policy positions on regulating the environmental impacts of energy systems; balancing energy, environmental and trade interests; and promoting the transfer of clean energy technologies.
Ms. Dobriansky received her B.S.F.S. cum laude in international relations in 1973, J.D. in 1977 and L.L.M. in securities regulation and taxation in 1990 from Georgetown University. She is a member of the District of Columbia and Virginia Bars.