Dan Lipschultz was appointed to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission by Governor Mark Dayton, effective February 14, 2014, and appointed Vice Chair, January 23, 2017.
Commissioner Lipschultz is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association. He has served previously as Chair of the Bar Association’s Public Utilities Law Section and its Communications Law Section. He continues to serve on the Executive Council of the Public Utilities Law Section.
Commissioner Lipschultz has practiced law in the areas regulated by the Commission for over 25 years as both a public and private sector attorney. Prior to his appointment to the Commission, Commissioner Lipschultz was an attorney and shareholder for 11 years with the Minneapolis Law Firm, Moss & Barnett, P.A., where he practiced before the Commission, Minnesota's district and appellate courts, the Federal District Court for the District of Minnesota and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Before joining Moss & Barnett, Commissioner Lipschultz worked as an Assistant General Counsel for a telecommunications carrier. Prior to that, Commissioner Lipschultz served as an Assistant Attorney General and lead counsel in the Minnesota Attorney General’s Residential Small Business Utilities Division representing residential and small business ratepayers and in the Public Utilities Division representing the Commission. Prior to joining the Attorney General’s Office, Commissioner Lipschultz worked as an Attorney in the Commission’s Legal Division.
Commissioner Lipschultz received a B.A. from Iowa State University, and a J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law. His term will expire on January 6, 2020.