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DAVID O’CONNOR

NECA | PRESIDENT

David O’Connor helps energy and technology companies expand their markets and accelerate their growth. He helps these companies navigate and shape emerging legislation, policies and regulations. His clients include companies that deliver energy efficiency services, develop wind, solar and biomass power plants, install transmission and smart grid technologies, and bring new low-carbon fuels and offsets to the marketplace. ML Strategies is a subsidiary of the law firm of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Prior to joining ML Strategies, David served as the Commissioner of Energy Resources for Massachusetts from 1995 through 2007. During this time, he developed and managed many of the state’s energy policies and programs. He oversaw utility energy efficiency programs and developed the first-ever state renewable portfolio standard (RPS). He represented the state in the negotiations that led to the first multi-state agreement to limit carbon emissions from power plants (known as RGGI). He previously had a distinguished career serving as a mediator of energy and environmental disputes and as a leader in the field of dispute resolution. David received his MPA from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and his B.A. from Middlebury College.