Joe Donovan

Executive Director
Transformer Manufacturing Association of America

Joseph Donovan, a well-respected energy regulatory and transactional attorney, advises renewable, natural gas, and other power generation developers, as well as electric transmission owners, interstate oil and natural gas pipeline owners and shippers, local gas utilities, landfill renewable gas and LNG project developers, and project financing entities. Joe also helps emerging businesses develop go-to-market strategies and capitalization efforts for new technologies in a wide range of industry sectors, including clean hydrogen energy, solar, energy storage, banking, distributed ledger, water, waste management, plastic recycling, internet, and data connectivity, aerospace design, and cellular app processing. In 2021, Joe helped create the Transformer Manufacturing Association of America (TMAA), a new trade association supporting the domestic transformer manufacturing sector. In September 2022, Joe was named TMAA's executive director, leading its administrative function as well as its involvement in federal activities, including supporting the organization before the U.S. Departments of Energy and Commerce. Prior to joining Pierce Atwood, Joe was a member in the Washington, D.C. office of an international law firm. While there, Joe represented clients involved in both utility- and distributed-scale renewable energy generation projects, nuclear generation facilities, and LNG storage and trucking facilities.