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Matthew Mcdonnell

Matthew Mcdonnell

Attorney at Law

Honolulu
Hawaii
Licensed in
AZ, HI
University of
Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
About
Matthew graduated from the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law and also has a bachelor's degree in finance from Michigan State University, where he was an Honors College member. His practice areas include business and administrative law, with a particular focus on public utilities regulation.

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
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3
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Hawaii Public Utilities Commission

Commission Counsel

Apr 2015 - Present

Apr 2015 - Present

Law Offices of Matthew McDonnell

Attorney

Nov 2014 - Present

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.

Oct 2011 - Present

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.

May 2014 - Apr 2015

University of Arizona Recent Law Graduate Alumni Association

Committee Member

Jun 2013 - Apr 2015

Engaged recent law school graduates to create networking opportunities, establish a more robust alumni community, and facilitate professional development.

Jun 2013 - Apr 2015

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.

May 2013 - Apr 2015

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.

Feb 2013 - Apr 2015

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.

Aug 2011 - Sep 2011

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.

Aug 2010 - Sep 2011

Center for Resource Solutions

Legal Intern

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.

May 2010 - Aug 2010

Davis Selected Advisors, L.P.

Fund Accountant

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.

Sep 2007 - Aug 2008

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.

Jul 2006 - Aug 2007

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