Tom MacBride (Chair)

Job title: 
Of Counsel, Downey Brand LLP

National Advisory Council: 2016

Tom MacBride is Of Counsel at Downey Brand LLP after 35 years as a partner at Goodin, MacBride, Squeri & Day LLP in San Francisco. He continues to  specialize in proceedings before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). He served as President of the Conference of California Public Utility Counsel (CCPUC) in 1997-98, a position he also held in 1982-83. Mr. MacBride participated in a number of successful legislative initiatives to reform CPUC procedures, including the drafting and advocacy leading to the enactment of the Calderon-Peace-MacBride Judicial Review Act of 1998 (SB 779) which greatly enlarged the scope of judicial review of CPUC decisions. The Act also provided for Internet access to CPUC documents and expanded the opportunity for parties to comment on proposed CPUC orders.  He served as Chief Financial Officer of the California Public Utilities Commission Foundation from 2010-2012, as well as on the Board of Directors of the Foundation.

Mr. MacBride served on the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association of the University of California at Berkeley and was Vice-President from 1980-1981. He served as Chairman of the Association’s Legislative Relations Committee from 1990-1992. He was awarded the California Alumni Citation by the Association in 1982.

Mr. MacBride graduated from Cal in 1971 and Hastings College of the Law in 1975.