About Us

Rothschild Financial is an independent consulting firm that specializes in the energy sector. We provide expert testimony, design industry-specific documents, and conduct research on public policy and innovation. We are based in Ridgefield, CT.

Rothschild Financial has testified in over 400 cases in the following states and territories:

Alabama | Arizona | Connecticut | Colorado | Delaware | FERC | Florida | Georgia | Illinois | Kentucky | Maryland | Maine | Massachusetts | Minnesota | New Jersey | New York | Nova Scotia | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina | Vermont | Washington, DC | Washington

Aaron L. Rothschild

Aaron Rothschild has extensive experience in the financial analysis of regulated utilities, including electric, gas, water, and telecommunications. He has provided expert witness testimony on cost of capital and rate of return throughout the United States, and has assisted attorneys on all phases of rate case proceedings. Currently he’s involved in research into transmission rates and other financial incentive mechanisms in the energy and utility sectors.

Prior to joining Rothschild Financial, he managed the financial business plan evaluation process of telecommunications and undersea cable projects in North America and Asia Pacific for MCI and 360 Networks. He has held management positions in Hong Kong and Chicago, including serving as head of business development position for MCI in Tokyo.

He received an MBA in finance from Vanderbilt University and a BA in mathematics from Clark University.


Brandon M. Seifert

Brandon Seifert is an undergraduate student double majoring in Astrophysics and International Economics at the University of Colorado at Boulder. One strong entrepreneurial interest of his is the development and utilization of alternative energies as well as the improvement of financial support to alternative energies companies. Brandon has extensive experience in organization building and management as well as market research and analyzation. He is currently involved in historical analysis of top-down market regulatory/administrative organizations and possible application to alternative energies funding agencies.


Brent A.S. Packer

Brent Packer is a Presidential Fellow of Wesleyan University’s College of the Environment, pursuing majors in Economics and Environmental Studies. He has experience in developing strategic plans to advance the environmental and financial benefits of riparian buffer construction on Amish farmland. Brent has performed statistical analysis with Connecticut’s Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) for U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot program.

With the assistance of SmartMarkets LLC and Volunteer Morocco, Brent designed and implemented a market-based water conservation program in the drought-prone village of Asaka, Morocco. Along with Wesleyan University’s Hichem Hadjeres, Brent discovered that assigning a value on conserved water incentivized villagers to revert to their historical, water-efficient practices.

Brent explores methods to bridge environmental groups, businesses, and policymakers.


James A. Rothschild

James Rothschild is a nationally recognized expert in the energy industry. He has provided expert witness testimony on rate of return, accounting, and financial issues relating to electric, telephone, gas, water, health care and insurance rate setting. He has evaluated the profitability of expansion and new venture proposals and provided financial support material for contract negotiations.

He received an MBA in banking and finance from Case Western Reserve University and a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.



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