Michelle De Blasi | Natural Resources Attorney | Fennemore Craig
  • Education

    • J.D., cum laude, University of Washington School of Law
    • B.S., magna cum laude, Arizona State University
  • Areas of Practice

  • Representative Cases

  • Awards and Honors

    • Best Lawyers in America®, Environmental Law, Energy Law, 2013-2019
    • Southwest Super Lawyers®, 2013-2019
    • Manufacturing and Technology Energy Business Leader, AZ Business Magazine, 2018
    • Chambers USA, Leading Lawyers for Business, 2011-2018
    • Recipient, Outstanding Mentor, Arizona State University Program on Law & Sustainability Mentorship Initiative, 2017
    • Environmental Law Business Leader, AZ Business Magazine, 2013-2016
    • Top Lawyers, Environmental Law, AZ Business Magazine, 2011-2015
    • 10 Women Who Move the Valley, Arizona Foothills, January 2014
    • 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business, AZ Business Magazine, 2013
    • Top 25 Women in Business, Phoenix Business Journal, 2012
    • Recipient, Attorney of the Year Award, Department of Commerce
  • Articles And Presentations

     

    Other Articles and Presentations

     

    • Panelist, “Innovations in Power: Solar, Hydro, Wind, Microgrids, Fuel Cells, On site Power Gen,” CAPRE’s Greater Phoenix Data Center & Cloud Infrastructure Summit, February 28, 2019
    • Quoted, "U.S. Expected to Export More Energy by 2020," Chamber Business News, February 14, 2019
    • Speaker, "Developments Impacting the Regional Southwest Energy Market," Southwest Energy Conference, September 2018
    • Co-author, "Farm Air Quality Reporting Requirements Becoming Less Murky Under Recent Regulatory Developments," Maricopa Lawyer Newsletter, May 2018
    • Panelist, Water Law & Policy Conference, Arizona Journal of Environmental Law & Policy at the University of Arizona, December 1, 2017
    • Panelist, "Southwest Data Center Market 360: A Big Picture Overview, and Making Sense of Recent M&A Activity, the Ins-and-Outs of Deals and What it Means for the Industry," Capre's 6th Annual Southwest Data Center Summit, November 2, 2017
    • Quoted, "Power Position," AZ Business, May-June 2017
    • Panelist, "Politics of Water & Energy Sustainability in Arizona," ASU Spirit of Service Scholars Seminar, March 25, 2017
    • Moderator, "Innovations in Energy Delivery, Cost per kWh and the Impact of Public Sector Incentives on Site Selection: How Two Types of "Powers'; are Coming Together to Influence the Data Center Industry,quot; Fifth Annual Southwest Data Center Summit," November 2016
    • Panelist, AZBusiness HEAT Forum, October 5, 2016
    • Quoted, "Solar Goes Big With Arizona Land Purchases," AZ Big Media, August 4, 2016
    • Quoted, "Sunny Days for Land Owners," AZRE Magazine, July 2016
    • Quoted, "Why Isn't Arizona Leading in Solar Energy?" AZ Big Media, May 12, 2016
    • Speaker, "Regional Innovation in Arizona," 2015 Energy Exchange Conference, August 2015
    • Speaker, "Arizona's Solar Industry, Changing the Narrative," VerdeXchange Arizona, 2015, February 2015
    • Speaker, "Asbestos Abatement and Enforcement Considerations," 2015 Gatekeeper Regulatory Roundup, February 2015
    • Speaker, "Arizona Energy Consortium's Energy Roadmap and Solar Strategic Plan," Tribal Solar Working Group, Tribal Clean Energy Resource Center Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals, November 2014
    • Speaker, "Advance Technology for Economic Development," City of Phoenix Technology Summit, November 2014
    • Speaker, "Arizona Construction Career Days VIP Reception," Association for Construction Career Development, November 2014
    • Speaker, "Environmental Update on Clean Water Act Regulations and Arizona Solar Policy," Arizona Association of Environmental Professionals, May 2014
    • Speaker, "Beware the Federal Trade Commission: It's Not Easy Being Green – and Other Things to Consider," Maricopa County Bar Association CLE, May 2014
    • Speaker, "Liability of Parent Corporations, Officers, Directors and Successors: When Can CERCLA Liability Extend Beyond the Company," Arizona State Bar Environmental & Natural Resources Law Section CLE, Saving the Deal: Avoiding and Minimizing Environmental Liability in Corporate and Real Estate Transactions, May 2014
    • Speaker, "Making Arizona the Solar Capital," VerdeXchange Arizona 2014, April 2014
  • PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

    • Co-Executive Director and Founder, Arizona Energy Consortium
    • President, Phoenix Parks Foundation Board of Directors
    • Co-Chair, Federal Affairs Committee, Valley Partnership
    • Member, Governor of Arizona's Master Energy Plan Task Force
    • Member, American Bar Association; Co-Chair, Environmental Subcommittee; Real Estate Litigation Committee
    • Member, Arizona Technology Council
    • Member, Arizona Chamber of Commerce, Water Subcommittee
    • Member, Grand Canyon Chapter Air and Waste Management Association, Past Chair, Board of Directors
    • Member, Maricopa County Bar Association, Environment and Natural Resources Law Section
    • Member, Phoenix Green Chamber of Commerce, Public Policy Committee
    • Member, State Bar of Arizona, Environment and Natural Resources Law Section; Past Member, Executive Council
    • Past Member, South Mountain Village Planning Committee
    • Past Advisory Board Member, Arizona State University Professional Science Master Solar Energy Engineering and Commercialization
    • Past Member, Valley Forward Association Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Past Chair, Energy Subcommittee
    • Chair, Solar Leadership Conference, Phoenix, AZ, 2011
  • ADMISSIONS

    • Arizona
More