Full Name
Ashutosh Bhagwat
Job Title
Chair, Board of Governors
California ISO
Speaker Bio
Gov. Gavin Newsom reappointed Ashutosh Bhagwat on March 4, 2020 to a third term to the California Independent System Operator (ISO) Board of Governors that expires on December 31, 2022. Mr. Bhagwat was first appointed on April 29, 2011.

Mr. Bhagwat is Professor of law at the University of California at Davis School of Law. From 1994 to 2011, he served as Professor of law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. He has taught courses in antitrust, regulated industries, administrative and constitutional law. From 1992 to 1994, he was an associate at the law firm of Sidley & Austin. He also served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy (1991-1992) and Judge Richard Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit (1990-1991).

Mr. Bhagwat received his undergraduate degree from Yale University, graduating summa cum laude with Honors in History in 1986. He was awarded a Juris Doctor with Honors degree in 1990 from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was the Articles Editor of the University of Chicago Law Review.

Mr. Bhagwat has published books and articles on a wide variety of subjects, ranging from the structure of constitutional rights, to free speech law, to the California electricity crisis. He often speaks at conferences on constitutional law issues.
Ashutosh Bhagwat