Attorney at Law
Matthew's prior experience includes several years representing a diverse set of clientele, two years as a judicial clerk to state appellate and trial court judges, and two years in the financial services industry. He lives in Honolulu, but is licensed to practice in both Hawaii and Arizona, and has represented clients throughout the… read more country.
Hawaii Public Utilities Commission
Apr 2015 - Present
Law Offices of Matthew McDonnell
Nov 2014 - Present
Economic and Human Dimensions Research Associates
Senior Regulatory and Policy Analyst
Oct 2011 - Present
Provide clients financial and policy analysis pertaining to the energy industry. Developing a Comprehensive Renewable Energy Plan for County of San Diego driven by economic and direct access purchasing. Conducted comprehensive, independent third-party review of Nebraska Public Power District's Generation Options Analysis, suggesting low-cost, low-risk options to comply with U.S. EPA regulations.
Tucson/Pima County Metropolitan Energy Commission
Secretary, Commissioner, Ward 5
May 2014 - Apr 2015
Represented Ward 5, as appointed by Councilmember Richard Fimbres, to the Metropolitan Energy Commission. The Commission advises the governing bodies of Tucson and Pima County on community energy concerns and acts as an official advisory agency of this city and county for energy-related technical questions and concerns. The Commission also reviews and makes recommendations on proposed legislation.
University of Arizona Recent Law Graduate Alumni Association
Jun 2013 - Apr 2015
Engaged recent law school graduates to create networking opportunities, establish a more robust alumni community, and facilitate professional development.
Southwest Water Technology Cluster, Inc.
Advisory Board Member
May 2013 - Apr 2015
Advised non-profit corporation developed to promote the common interests of water technology and water technology related organizations as well as to foster economic development in the region.
Arizona Court of Appeals, Division Two
Judicial Law Clerk
Feb 2013 - Apr 2015
Drafted memorandum decisions and appellate opinions on behalf of the Honorable Michael O. Miller. Performed legal research on a wide range of subjects, including both civil and criminal matters.
Rose Law Group pc
Law Clerk/Energy Consultant
Aug 2011 - Sep 2011
Assisted clients with financing, regulatory, and policy issues, related to the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. Advised on prospects for municipalization as well as regulatory issues involved with transmission and non-utility sale of electricity, in both state and federal jurisdictions.
Southern Arizona Green Chamber of Commerce
Policy Lead, Government Affairs
Aug 2010 - Sep 2011
Delivered comments to the Arizona Corporation Commission regarding the stability and continued success of the commercial solar market. Drafted comment letter to the Arizona Corporation Commission on behalf of SAGCC proposing revisions to Tucson Electric Power's 2011 Renewable Energy Standard and Tariff (REST) Implementation Plan.
Center for Resource Solutions
May 2010 - Aug 2010
Prepared comments to the California Air Resources Board on behalf of CRS revisions to the Proposed Draft Regulation establishing a 33 percent Renewable Energy Standard. Delivered a presentation to the organization on intellectual property fundamentals. Attended regulatory proceedings and industry conferences.
Davis Selected Advisors, L.P.
Sep 2007 - Aug 2008
Tracked performance and expenditures for assigned Davis and Selected mutual funds. Monitored short- and long-term assets in excess of $12 billion. Researched and analyzed SEC-required filings, including annual and semi-annual reports to shareholders. Communicated with investment bank brokers for purposes of sales and price confirmations.
Marsh & McLennan
Risk Analyst/Client Representative
Jul 2006 - Aug 2007
Assisted Vice Presidents in negotiation and placement of global property insurance programs for Fortune 500 clients. Analysis of global earthquake risk saved Fortune 50 client over $3 million. Participated in selective National Risk Analyst Training Program. Reviewed reinsurance agreements/contracts on behalf of clients and negotiated for client-approved legal clauses.