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Eugene R. Elrod

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Latham & Watkins LLP

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Mr. Elrod has more than 35 years of experience representing companies across the oil and gas industry — including producers, pipelines, storage and local distribution companies — and large commercial end-users of natural gas. He has also represented electric utilities and other participants in wholesale power markets, and large industrial consumers of electric power.




United States: Finance

Project finance

Within: Project finance

Latham & Watkins LLP draws on its impressive investment banking and international banking following to advise on a high volume of lender mandates relating to energy projects. ‘Very versatile’ practice head Jonathan Rod and counsel Amy Maloney acted for The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ on the $551m refinancing of the Trans Bay Cable in California, and Los Angeles-based Jeffrey Greenberg, who is ‘terrific on conventional power projects’, advised BNP Paribas, Bank of America, and Credit Agricole on the construction financing of the Hickory Run power project in Pennsylvania. On the sponsor side, the practice regularly acts for developers and private equity funds, and in one example of the former Matthew Henegar and Eli Katz assisted Alterra Power with the construction loan and tax equity financing of the Flat Top Wind Farm in Texas. Arclight Capital and The Blackstone Group are key private equity clients; Maloney and Washington DC-based David Penna are advising the latter on the private placement of senior-secured notes concerning the Sabine Pass LNG Terminal in Louisiana. The practice was further enhanced by the promotion of San Diego-based Kelly Thomason Self to counsel, and the arrival of Eugene Elrod and Patrick Nevins, who are based in Washington DC, from Sidley Austin LLP and Hogan Lovells US LLP respectively. All named partners are based in New York except where stated otherwise.

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United States: Industry focus

Energy regulatory: oil and gas

Within: Energy regulatory: oil and gas

Very responsive and reliableLatham & Watkins LLP leverages its corporate and M&A strengths to assist clients with transactional regulatory matters as well as litigious proceedings before the FERC, DOE and CFTC. The ‘hard-working’ Patrick Nevins is advising Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a joint venture formed by four regionally based energy companies, including Dominion Energy and Duke Energy, on FERC regulatory approvals regarding the construction of a new greenfield pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina. Another highlight for Nevins was the assistance given to Delfin LNG with all regulatory issues related to the development of a deepwater port LNG export and floating liquefaction project. The team is led by David Schwartz and also includes ‘extremely trustworthy and excellent negotiatorEugene Elrod.

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