Michael Tierney

Adjunct Professor of Law

  • JD, 1987, University of Denver
  • BA, 1984, Tulane University

Professional Experience

Tierney is currently deputy general counsel for Enel Green Power North America, Inc. where he develops growth strategies in the renewable energy industry. Previously he served as general counsel at NRG West & Padoma Wind Power, LLC, and prior to that he was senior commercial counsel to Sempra Energy in San Diego and senior attorney with San Diego Gas & Electric Company. He began his legal career in Washington, DC, first with Reid & Priest, then with Chadbourne & Parke.

Professor Tierney teaches energy law and policy.

Honors and Affiliations

A member of the Association of Corporate Counsel since 1998, Tierney has been on the board of directors starting in 2004 and was voted San Diego In-House Corporate Counsel of the Year in 2007.