Karl Zobrist is a member of Dentons' Energy practice, specializing in the energy and telecommunications industries.
He represents electricity, natural gas and telecommunications companies, as well as industrial and investment companies interested in energy and public utility matters in a wide variety of proceedings before regulatory bodies. He also represents clients in complex commercial litigation in state and federal court.
Karl served as Chairman of the Missouri Public Service Commission (1996–1997) and chaired the Missouri Energy Policy Task Force (2001–2002).
He served as interim president of Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. (MISO) when it was founded in 1998. MISO was the first regional transmission organization certified by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in 2001. Karl now serves as counsel to the MISO Board of Directors.
Before entering private practice, Karl was on active duty with the United States Navy, serving in the Office of the Judge Advocate General, where he represented clients in court-martial proceedings in New England, and before the military appellate courts in Washington, DC. He is a Commander in the US Naval Reserve (Ret.).