Decades of leadership advising water utilities and agencies in strategic planning and rate setting. Strong southern California government relationships. Steadfast veteran of the water industry with a multidisciplinary perspective on tough water issues.
Chris Frahm skillfully navigates legal, political and business challenges to ensure water agency and utility infrastructure projects are successful and sustainable. Whether creating a strategic plan or drafting an agreement, she brings a track record of getting deals done and a determined approach to achieve optimal results designed to meet the needs of all parties and stakeholders. Few, if any, can rival Chris’ experience in and understanding of water issues in southern California. She works closely with key policy leaders and legislative decision-makers to develop and implement public policy-based solutions that meet her clients’ water, energy and infrastructure needs while mitigating risk in an ever-changing political, financial and legal landscape.
Chris’ first-hand knowledge of the near- and long-term implications of water supply matters, including water rate setting, are a product of her decade of service, including as chair of the board of the San Diego County Water Authority. This coupled with her time in private practice allow her to offer an informed, strategic perspective on this client’s most challenging water strategy and rate issues.
A trailblazer in her legal practice, Chris also makes it a priority to serve as a leader at the firm and in the industry. She frequently speaks before a wide variety of professional and community forums, including public agencies and local ratepayer groups, on the subject of water reliability and rates, water distribution system access, underserved communities and other current water law and public policy issues.