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John McNeece III

Senior Fellow of Practice

Residency:September 2017 – May 2018

Research Project:Implementation of the Mexican Energy Reform in the Power Sector: Accomplishments and Uncertainties


John McNeece is an international business attorney. He was with the international law firm of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP working out of the firm’s San Diego and New York offices until his retirement in July 2017.  At Pillsbury, he was a member of the Latin America, Energy and Corporate & Securities practices.

McNeece’s work in Mexico extends back to the NAFTA negotiations, where he served as an advisor on issues of Mexican law to the Office of the United States Trade Representative negotiating team for NAFTA Chapter Nineteen: Review and Dispute Settlement in Antidumping/Countervailing Duty Matters. 

His transactional work in Mexico includes legal advice on formation of cross-border joint ventures, acquisition and development of renewable energy projects, complex financial transactions, mergers and acquisitions and venture capital transactions. He has written extensively on the Mexican energy Reform in the power sector and will continue that work at the Center.

McNeece is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley Law School (Boalt Hall). He has been included in the Best Lawyers in America® listing for Corporate Law and Banking and Finance Law from 2009 to the present.