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David Schwartz is a partner in the Finance Department of Latham & Watkins' Washington, D.C. office. He serves as global Chair of the Energy Regulatory and Markets Practice, is a member of the Project Finance Group, and is Co-chair of the firm’s Global Energy - Power Industry Group. He has extensive experience representing entities involved in electric generation, transmission and distribution, electric and gas marketing and trading, and gas transportation and distribution

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Finance Partner

Career

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Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Energy transactions: conventional power

(Hall of Fame)

David SchwartzLatham & Watkins LLP

The ‘excellent‘ team at Latham & Watkins LLP advises clients across the spectrum of power mandates, from M&A transactions and joint ventures, through to advice on development projects and development finance-related matters. The firm has particularly strong coverage out of New York on the corporate front and handles a slew of instructions for both strategic investors and private equity sponsors on M&A mandates in the power space, typically at a later stage in the value chain. David Kurzweil is global co-chair of the power group and combines expert industry knowledge with corporate structuring prowess. Kurzweil is frequently at the forefront of the most significant power M&A mandates handled by the team, including his work for Vistra Energy on its $475m acquisition of Ambit Energy. Washington DC-based partner David Schwartz  co-heads the global power offering alongside Kurzweil and is able to parlay his strong regulatory knowledge within the power sector to provide a ‘very comprehensive offering‘ to electric generation-related clients, including as it relates to work on complex event-driven corporate transactions, the negotiation and drafting of commercial agreements and representation on standalone regulatory matters. New York-based partner Paul Kukish regularly handles power-related M&A as part of his broad-ranging private equity practice, and is another key member of the team that also includes Los Angeles-based partner Jeffrey Greenberg, who regularly handles project finance and M&A-related power mandates.

United States > Industry focus > Energy regulation: oil and gas

(Hall of Fame)

David SchwartzLatham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP is highly rated for oil and natural gas pipeline cases thanks to the experience of the highly rated Patrick Nevins and Eugene Elrod. The practice also has longstanding and significant expertise in transactions and project financings, and has expanded its knowledge of standalone regulatory work. Nevins primarily focuses on natural gas and LNG work, including major project development issues, while Elrod handles oil pipeline matters, including work relating to the Trans Alaska Pipeline System. Newly elected partner Tyler Brown is also a key name, and David Schwartz  leads the energy regulatory and markets practice. All named individuals are in Washington DC.

United States > Industry focus > Energy regulation: conventional power

(Hall of Fame)

David SchwartzLatham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP has a varied practice in the power generation sphere, maintaining a high volume of M&A advice alongside increasing levels of FERC enforcement work. Offtake and hedging work is another area of strength for the team, which has notable expertise in independent power matters and is building its practice in traditional utilities and merchant transmission issues. David Schwartz is a leader in utility M&A, while Natasha Gianvecchio is noted for power generation M&A, enforcement issues and offtake and hedging work. Tyler Brown is an emerging talent and made partner in early 2020, and Michael Gergen covers conventional and renewable energy regulation.

United States > Industry focus > Energy transactions: oil and gas

(Hall of Fame)

David SchwartzLatham & Watkins LLP