Amy Yip-Kikugawa 

Acting Director, Public Advocates Office

Amy Yip-Kikugawa was designated as Acting Director of the Public Advocates Office in May 2021. Amy joined the Commission in 2000 as an attorney in the Legal Division’s State Appellate Practice section, where she handled appeals on a variety of energy issues, including those arising from the Energy Crisis. She transferred to the Administrative Law Judge Division in 2007, working on energy ratemaking and adjudicatory proceedings. Between 2009 and 2010, she served as Legal and Water advisor to Commissioner John Bohn. In 2015, Amy was promoted to Assistant Chief ALJ over energy policy matters. Amy returned to the Legal Division in 2015, and was promoted to Assistant General Counsel in 2016, where she led a team of advocacy attorneys supporting the Public Advocates Office and the Commission’s enforcement divisions.

Before joining the Commission, Amy worked in the financial services industry as both a management consultant for two large CPA firms and a money manager for a small investment advisory firm. She received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, her MBA from the Ohio State University, and her JD from the University of San Francisco School of Law.