David W. Locascio > Hogan Lovells US LLP > Houston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Hogan Lovells US LLP
SUITE 4300
United States

Work Department

Infrastructure, Energy, Resources, and Projects




Whether representing an energy company in a complex acquisition, joint venture, or financing; an infrastructure company in greenfield development or finance; or a lender or underwriter providing unsecured or secured financing, Dave brings a business perspective to each transaction.

Having experienced prior downturns in the upstream oil and gas, and power sectors, Dave understands the difficulties facing companies and lenders as they navigate through uncertain times. He works with clients to proactively address looming challenges and to protect companies and lenders from the potential adverse actions of counterparties.

Dave represents clients in upstream oil and gas projects; gas, oil, or carbon dioxide pipelines; liquefied natural gas export and import facilities; and oil and refined products refinery or storage facilities. He helps major energy companies in the acquisition, joint venture, development, and financing of such projects.

He has been at the forefront of the developing U.S. public-private partnership industry, having worked on a multitude of U.S. P3 projects over the last decade. Since he has acted as consortium, lenders and monoline counsel in P3 projects, he understands the different concerns and perspectives of the participants and helps his clients focus on and understand the issues material to them. Dave serves as the head of the firm’s U.S. Public-Private Partnership (P3) practice.

In helping a range of parties develop and finance conventional and renewable power generation, both domestically and internationally, Dave knows the distinctive transactional and regulatory aspects of regional power markets.




Member, Houston Bar Association: Real Estate and Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Sections; Member, State Bar of Texas: Oil, Gas and Mineral Law, Real Estate, Trusts and Estates, and Construction Law Sections


J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, cum laude, 1989; B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1984