Frank Lindh, general counsel for the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), on Monday resigned his position at the state regulatory commission to become a partner at San Francisco-based law firm Crowell & Moring LLP. A former attorney at Pacific Gas and Electric Co., (PG&E) Lindh had been the CPUC's top lawyer since 2008 and last year he and his department were involved in a public fight between the regulatory commission and the City of San Bruno. The skirmish involved the pending fines and penalties facing PG&E for its role in the 2010 natural gas pipeline rupture and explosion that killed eight people in a residential part of San Bruno (see Daily GPI, June 28, 2013).