Daniel Canavan

Daniel Canavan

Senior Counsel at Northeast Utilities

Hartford, Connecticut Area

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Daniel Canavan's Overview


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Daniel Canavan's Experience

Senior Counsel

Northeast Utilities

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; NU; Utilities industry

January 2012Present (2 years 9 months) Berlin, Connecticut

Provide legal counsel to Northeast Utilities Service Company and its family of subsidiaries, which operate New England’s largest utility system serving more than 3.5 million electric and natural gas customers in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Regularly appears before the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (formerly the Department of Public Utility Control), with regard to electric and gas proceedings. Provide legal counsel with regard to the development of regulatory policy, contract negotiation and administrative appeals.

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; NU; Utilities industry

September 2009December 2011 (2 years 4 months)

Provided legal counsel to Northeast Utilities Service Company and its family of subsidiaries

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Law Practice industry

September 2001September 2009 (8 years 1 month)

Experienced in all aspects of litigation including trial, jury selection, settlement negotiations, arbitrations, mediations, depositions, expert witnesses, pretrial conferences, motion practice, oral argument, and discovery

Daniel Canavan's Skills & Expertise

  1. Energy
  2. Utilities
  3. Energy Regulation
  4. Contract Negotiation
  5. Litigation
  6. Commercial Litigation
  7. Depositions
  8. Mediation
  9. Arbitration
  10. Administrative Law

Daniel Canavan's Education

Quinnipiac University School of Law

JD, Law


Activities and Societies: Quinnipiac Law Review Association, Phi Delta Phi, Mock Trial Society, State of Connecticut Legal Internship Committee, Judicial Externship

Trinity College, Dublin



Studied Irish legal history, constitutional law and the interaction of law, Irish society, and the European Union.

Eastern Connecticut State University

BS, Accounting


Activities and Societies: Varsity Lacrosse, NCAA Division III, ECSU Varsity Athlete Scholastic Honor Award, Omicron Delta Kappa, Accounting Department Mentor Program, Resident Assistant

Daniel Canavan's Additional Information


Energy, Utilities, Law

Groups and Associations:

▪ Operation Fuel, Inc., Chairman, Board of Directors, 2011 - Present; Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, 2010 - 2011; Chairman, Governance Committee, 2010 - 2011; Member, Board of Directors, 2008 - Present ▪ Alumni Association of Eastern Connecticut State University, President, 2008 – 2010; Member, Board of Directors, 2007 - Present ▪ Pro Bono Partnership, Inc., Volunteer Counsel, 2009 - Present ▪ The ECSU Foundation, Inc., Member, Duel Enrollment Initiative Auction Steering Committee, 2010; Member, Annual Golf Tournament Committee, 2009 ▪ World Affairs Council of Connecticut ▪ Hartford Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs, Member, Tee It Up For Charity Golf Tournament Committee, 2009 ▪ Connecticut Bar Association, Member, Executive Committee, Sports & Entertainment Law Section, 2008 - Present ▪ Connecticut Sports Law, guest columnist, covering legal issues facing the hockey industry and Connecticut sports.

Honors and Awards:

▪ 40 Under Forty, Hartford Business Journal, 2010 - Awarded by the Hartford Business Journal to recognize the top forty outstanding young professionals in the Greater Hartford Area.

▪ 2009 & 2010 ECSU Commencement – Alumni Association Welcome, Addressed approximately 8,000 Graduate and Undergraduate Degree recipients and guests at XL Center, Hartford, CT.

▪ Master of Ceremonies – Operation Fuel Power Lunch 2010: Climate Change Legislation and its Impact on Low Income Families, Facilitated program presentations and panel discussion, Colonnade Banquet Center, Glastonbury, CT, April 23, 2010.

▪ Pragmatic and Formal Approaches to the Fourth Amendment in Connecticut: State v. Eady, 21 Quinn. L. Rev. 563 (2002).

▪ Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America, 1990

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