Chief Legal Officer (CLO)
Chris' Role with Sunworks.
Chris Monahan joined the Sunworks team in February 2022. Chris is a seasoned legal counselor, with deep knowledge and expertise in multiple areas of the law, as well as practical experience in engineering, business, and construction/project management. Prior to joining Sunworks, Chris worked for Thermal Engineering International (USA) Inc. (TEi), a leading supplier and installer of heat transfer technology to the electric power generation industry, where he served as General Counsel. Previously, he served as Deputy General Counsel at Parsons Corp., a publicly traded provider of technology, engineering, construction, cybersecurity, and technology products and services, where he oversaw the company’s domestic and international contracts, the prosecution and protection of the company’s intellectual property portfolio and managed a team of more than 50 lawyers and contracts managers. Prior to that, he was Chief Legal Counsel, Asia-Pacific, at AECOM/URS, a publicly listed global engineering and construction company, where he was responsible for managing the company’s contracts and legal affairs in the Asia Pacific region, including a 33-person legal team. Prior to going in-house, Chris was a partner at the law firm of Morgan Miller & Blair. He also worked as a civil engineer and in the construction management field before becoming an attorney. Chris has a B.S. degree in Accounting and Business Administration (Pepperdine University), a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering (California State University, Long Beach), a Master of Science degree (UCLA), a Juris Doctorate degree (Loyola Law School), and an LLM in Business Law (University of Sydney). Chris is also a licensed professional civil engineer (California), a licensed attorney (California), and a licensed US patent attorney.
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, California State University - Long Beach
J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
B.S., Business and Accounting, Pepperdine University
M.S., Civil Engineering, University of California
Graduate Certificate, Construction Management, University of California
LLM, Business Law, University of Sydney Law School
General Counsel, Thermal Engineering International (USA) Inc.
Deputy General Counsel, Chief Legal Counsel Operations & Contracts, Parsons Corporation
Deputy General Counsel, International, Parsons Corporation
Chief Legal Counsel Asia Pacific, AECOM
Group Legal Counsel - Asia and Asia Pacific, URS Corporation
Associate/Partner/Shareholder, Morgan Miller Blair
Litigation Associate, Hanson Bridgett LLP
LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS
Patent Attorney, United States Patent & Trademark Office
Attorney, California State Bar Association
Professional Engineer (PE), California Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
Solicitor, New South Wales Bar Association