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Theodore A. McConnell

Mr. McConnell is a partner in the firm. His practice has included transportation law, corporate finance, commercial banking, public securities issues, and oil and gas matters. He is also engaged in public law matters, including public-private partnerships and infrastructure finance.

Mr. McConnell was an associate and then a partner at K&L Gates from 1978 to 1993.  From 1993 through 1995 he served as chief counsel of the Federal Highway Administration after which he returned to the firm as a partner. 

  • American Bar Association (Business and Transportation Law Sections)
  • Riverlife, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Co-Chairman
  • Adjunct Professor, The H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University (2004 - 2006)
  • Regional Water Management Task Force (Southwestern Pennsylvania)
  • Airport Corridor Transportation Association, Director and Primary Outside Counsel
  • Independence Conservancy, Inc., Legal Advisor
  • Various speaking engagements on transportation and transportation infrastructure issues

Military Experience

  • U.S. Navy (June 1970 - July 1972)
    • Engineer Officer; Damage Control Assistant
  • Numerous publications related to infrastructure planning and finance and land use issues
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