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March 5, 2018

Murtha Cullina Partner Bruce L. McDermott has joined the Board of the Northeast Energy and Commerce Association (NECA).

NECA is New England's oldest and most broadly-based, non-profit trade association serving the competitive electric power industry.  Founded in 1985 to foster the development and maturation of competitive power markets, NECA's purpose has expanded over time and now serves as an open forum among all stakeholders with a full range of energy and environmental interests, including traditional and renewable electric generation, natural gas and other fuels, and energy efficiency.

Mr. McDermott is co-chair of the Firm’s Energy Practice Group and chairs the Firm’s Renewable Energy Practice Group.  He represents participants in the competitive electricity markets and end users, developing innovative and strategic approaches to energy challenges and opportunities.

Mr. McDermott’s energy experience includes negotiating and structuring all legal aspects of several electric power generation projects from the conceptual stage through completion including review of energy purchase agreements including a microgrid project. In addition, Mr. McDermott assists with infrastructure siting for electric generation plants, substations and telecommunications facilities.

Mr. McDermott is admitted to practice in Connecticut and New York.  He received his LL.M in Environmental Law from Pace University School of Law, his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and his B.A. in government and psychology from Lafayette College.  

About Murtha Cullina LLP

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