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David J. Muchow

Delivering the full range of executive leadership and business value to solving complex technical, US, and global challenges

703-625-4115 dmuchow@muchowlaw.com

CEO, attorney, and former government official who leads in managing companies and spearheading growth, profits, and success. Broad and deep experience in diverse environments: technical, global, legal, and government relations. Well-connected, with expertise in business, trade associations, energy, corporate law, finance, and telecommunications. Visionary, energetic leader who enjoys solving complex problems. High-expectation style in managing teams to success.

Selected Accomplishments

Invented a transformational solar and wind, pre-packaged power system. As CEO, built a company from scratch to a $20M market cap with US government and international investors

Developed new income source for a major trade association - a mutual fund of its members; now a $700M fund with continuing annuity income for the association

Bought a failing energy company with substantial debt and resold it in less than one year for over 100% profit

Received the US Attorney General’s Outstanding Service Award – one of five selected out of thousands of Department of Justice employees

Law firm rated AV Preeminent (highest rating) by Martindale Hubbell, for over 10 years

Edison Awards winner and Judge; inventions in solar, wind, nuclear, hydro and tech. fields.

Unusually Broad & Deep Experience = Sound Leadership and Decision Making

Dynamic Leadership

Broad Experience in Boards, Associations, and Government Relations

Sales, Marketing

Finance, Cost Control, P&L & Contracting

Ethical Leadership

Program Management, Planning

Corporate Strategy & Product Development

US and Global

New Ventures, M&A & VC

Energy &Tech

Persuasive Speaker

Legal & Regulatory

Proven Leadership and Results in Corporations, Non-profits, and Government

David J. Muchow, PLC, Principal, Attorney at Law

1998 2003 and Currently

Broad legal practice including counseling and litigation, international, M&A, start-ups, corporate, trade associations, foundations, lobbying, government relations and contracting.

General Counsel to small and large (over $1B) ventures; US and international corporations (Toyota, Aisin); counsel to the trade associations for the energy industry (NGSA); the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (Gen. Counsel and board member), Local Energy Technologies


(board member), Power Anywhere, Cooperative Finance Corporation (CSC), and foundations (founding member, board member),

The firm has been peer rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale Hubbell, the highest possible rating, for over 10 years.

SkyBuilt Power, Inc., Founder, President and CEO 2003-2012 SkyBuilt is a leading renewable energy systems integrator for rapidly deployable solar, wind systems for the military, telecommunications, other commercial and international markets.

Recognized that solar and wind power systems were too complicated – needed an “Easy Button.” Invented the world’s first rapidly deployable, expandable, drop-and-operate solar, wind, battery power systems. Built a staff, raised $6M from investors (CIA’s strategic investment firm) and a major global energy company and grew company from an idea to market cap of $20M.

Won millions of dollars of competitive bids and sales to Lockheed Martin, CIA, DHS, DOD, Verizon, etc., despite government spending slow down and increased competition.

Overcame hundreds of complex engineering and technical problems to provide extreme reliability (four nines, 0.999) for the revolutionary power systems to operate with no fuel and virtually no maintenance from the arctic to deserts. Passed all 300 Army performance tests.

Selected as one of top 20 companies for renewable energy investors by the New Energy Congress; articles in US News, Bloomberg, Wall St. Journal, etc. and won an Edison Award.

American Gas Association and Gas Industry Index Fund, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary 1976-1998 AGA is the major US and international trade association for the largest natural gas and electric utility companies (e.g., PG&E, Con-Ed, & SEMPRA)

General Counsel and Staff Executive to the C-level, board of directors - many Fortune 100 companies

Obtained hundreds of millions of dollars of new investment funds for members; and generated continuing royalty income for the association as a valuable new source of income. Helped create a publically traded mutual fund (GASFX) and became VP. Pioneered the first mutual fund made up of the members of a trade association. Now a $700M fund.

Increased the Association’s political, analytical, and research capabilities by helping to create 1) a political action committee (GASPAC); 2) a Foundation (Am. Gas Foundation); and 3) the Gas Technology Institute, to increase industry research funded by ratepayers (now, $60M in revenues, 280 employees).

Provided advice to over 100 industry committees in all aspects of energy company operations (finance, marketing, technology, legal, etc.)

Led teams of inside and outside counsel in litigation in state and federal courts. Successfully protected client; e.g., settled a $250M case involving 60 Minutes. Handled many regulatory and other matters during critical time of natural gas deregulation.

Other Experience

US Dept. of Justice, Special Asst. to Asst. Attorney General Trial Attorney and Chief, Special Activities Unit, with heavy case load dealing with terrorist attacks, Capitol bombing, etc. Rose rapidly to be a Special Assistant to Assistant Attorney General Richard L. Thornburgh.


Helped administer the Division with hundreds of attorneys.

One of only five employees out of thousands to receive the Attorney General’s Special Achievement Award

Smathers and Merrigan Attorneys, Wash., DC Associate. Sen. George SmathersWash. D.C. firm a leading, politically connected litigation, lobbying and corporate practice with Fortune 100 clients. Broad, high level, corporate, litigation and government practice. Clients included NY Stock Exchange, Gulf and Western, government employee unions, PACS, and international interests.

Met continuous challenges, including success in getting over $100M from Congress for the

Association of American Railroads; and served as a foreign agent in oil and commodity matters.

National Security Council, Executive Office of the President, Secretariat

Coordinated work load among staff, reviewed incoming matters and coordinated flow of materials from NSC to the President.

High level security clearances; demanding job during Dr. Kissinger’s tenure at the White House and the Viet Nam war.

Office of Mgmt. and Budget (OMB), Exec. Office of the President Coordinator, Office of Legislative Reference

Coordinated Executive Branch agencies’ reports on proposed domestic and international legislation for White House

Wrote the memoranda to the President recommending veto or approval of legislation.

Congressman James A. Haley, US Capitol Office Staff Assistant

General office support and services to constituents

Education - Qualifications

Georgetown Univ. School of Foreign Service, BS

Cornell Law School, Georgetown Univ. Law Ctr., J.D.

Numerous legal, management, HR, tax, energy, antitrust, military contracts, Continuing Legal Education (CLE), and other training courses

VA, DC Bar memberships, FL bar (inactive, can be activated at any time)

U.S. Supreme Ct., and various U.S. Dist. Cts. and Cts. of Appeal

David J. Muchow, Addendum

Publications (Examples)

Muchow, Recycling of Solid Waste: 59 Cornell L. Rev.

The Vanishing Congress, North American Intl.

The Criminal Use of False Identification, U.S. Dept. of Justice

Co-Editor of Energy Law and Transactions, 7 vols., Lexis/Nexis

Regulation of the Gas Industry, Lexis/Nexis, 4 vols. (former Co-Editor).


The Energy Handbook, Muchow and Mogel, Lexis Nexis

Muchow, New Ways to Accelerate Green Energy and Jobs, Chr. Sci., Jul. 26, 2010, at 43.

Rapidly Deployable Power for the European Defense Agency, European Defense Agency, EU, EDA, Military Green Program (2012).

Honors and Activities



Attorney General's Special Achievement Award, US Dept. of Justice


Vice Chair, Nat. Gas Comm.; Council Member, Pub. Util. L. Sec., ABA


Former Corp. Counsel Advisory Committee Member, Georgetown Law Center

Business and Trade Association:


Helped to create and was officer in a $700M publically traded mutual fund (GASFX).


Helped create the Gas Research Institute, American Gas Foundation, and GASPAC (political action committee).


Edison Award (Silver) for the Outstanding Environmental and Sustainability Invention of 2011; Edison Awards Judge


Speaker at numerous US and international conferences


Board of Directors: Business Council for Sustainable Energy, Local Energy Technologies, Global Power Intl., Power Anywhere, foundations.

Technology Innovator Inventions and Patents


Invented world’s first rapidly deployable solar/wind expandable, renewable energy power stations.


Over 13 high technology US and international patents and patent applications including web-based innovation and job creation methods, solar blankets, water towers, and nuclear power.