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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Municipal Planning experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Municipal Planning landscape.

Expert Witness #236398

This expert is President and founder of highly sought-after energy strategies consultancy. This expert has many years of experience and provides a multi-disciplinary approach to each consulting engagement. This expert received a PhD in Managerial Economics, an MBA in Marketing and BSEE & MSEE degrees in Power Systems. This expert is a Professional Engineer and Senior Life Member of IEEE. This expert is an author of numerous papers and journals, and a frequent speaker at professional conferences. This expert was also an Adjunct Professor. This expert has led in the development of risk management best practices as they relate to energy portfolio management, counterparty credit risk and long-term purchase power (PPA) agreement review. This expert supported the development and implementation of comprehensive Enterprise Risk Management programs, where he also serves as the Chief Risk Officer. This expert has also been actively involved in the development and continuous improvement of competitive wholesale electric markets.

Areas of Specialization:

Enterprise risk management, risk and uncertainty analysis, strategic planning, executive management consulting, regulatory economics, energy planning and forecasting, prudence review, management audits and assessment, wholesale market practices and procedures, energy trading and power contract management, counterparty credit risk assessment, merger and acquisition analysis, and emerging energy technology market valuation.

ISO Wholesale Market Experience:

-  Performed a comprehensive risk management review with a focus on operations management, IT platform development, bench testing and reliability analysis. Also supported the development of the organization's enterprise risk management program.
-  Performed a comprehensive management audit with focus area on market integration, transmission planning and distributed generation based distribution planning.
-  Performed a comprehensive management audit with focus area on the company's interface with the MISO, transmission planning coordination with ITC which had recently acquired the transmission network and cost impacts associated with windfarm interconnection to the MISO markets.
-  Performed a comprehensive assessment of an energy's application to transfer its wholesale market participation from SPP to MISO. The focus was on transmission constraints, congestion management and the impact of the proposed sale of its transmission network to ITC.
-  Supported senior management perform a strategic assessment of the benefits associated with its transformation from a wholly owned utility entity to a publicly traded corporation based on shareholder value and FERC based returns approved for the MISO.
-  Retained to develop and lead two two-day conferences on energy and capacity procurement, contracts and risk management. The focus of the first conference was on state agency requirements including such entities as state hospitals, penal institutions and university dormitories. The second conference was designed for a State university system.
-  Developed an energy procurement strategy for both natural gas and electricity.

This expert has testified over 50 times before public service commissions; two arbitration panels, and a State Legislature Energy Committee.  

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Expert Witness #253365

As a partner in a highly successful accounting services consultancy, this expert specializes in providing strategic planning, transaction management, and project management services to corporate and public sector clients. This expert is a relentless client advocate and an excellent negotiator. With a broad professional background and many years of experience in accounting, tax, finance, and consulting for private and public sector clients, this expert provides highly technical expertise concerning strategic real estate, design, and construction opportunities. This expert is extremely effective in analyzing project feasibility and delivering a comprehensive plan that takes a project from conception to completion.

This expert's contributions have resulted in the management of millions of square feet of real estate and construction assignments. Public sector assignments include the development and implementation of municipal and school district campus facility plans that range in scope from $10 million to $150 million. Private sector assignments include strategic planning, incentives, transaction management, and project management of various facility types including office, industrial, and municipal.

This expert received a bachelor's degree in accounting. This expert is a licensed real estate broker and a certified public accountant.  

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Expert Witness #266941

As staff to the Speaker of a State Assembly, this expert was tasked with shepherding local governments and their representatives as they navigated unique legislative and political challenges in an effort to have their concerns heard and their legislation adopted. As a lobbyist, this expert has represented a large city before the state legislature on issues ranging from municipal sovereignty to the role of homeowner’s associations. This required a close working relationship with all stakeholders including City administrators and elected officials. As Vice President of a Mining Association, this expert regularly worked with local governments, from the most urban to the state’s farthest-flung communities, to engage elected and management officials and work through the complex challenges that arise from massive, modern mining projects. In this expert’s position of Chief of Staff to the City Manager, this expert provided executive oversight of several city departments and spearheaded large, broad-reaching projects for the city, including the securing of and planning for Federal Coronavirus Relief Funding. This expert joined with partners to form a strategic communications and government affairs firm geared toward helping clients of all sizes find success in a state’s political and policy arena.

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