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Winston & Strawn

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Energy, Project Development, and Project Finance Practice


United States: Industry focus

Energy litigation: conventional power

Within: Energy litigation: conventional power

Under the leadership of Joseph Karp, the energy group at Winston & Strawn LLP acts for a variety of power producers on contentious regulatory matters and has a special expertise in the nuclear sector. In a standout piece of work, Tyson Smith is representing Cameco Resources, a large uranium producer, in three separate cases challenging licensing actions filed by anti-mining groups and a local tribe. Gordon Coffee and Raymond Wuslich are representing Public Service Electric & Gas Company as an intervener in an administrative FERC complaint case brought by TranSourc against PJM Interconection related to incremental auction revenue rights. Another engagement is the defence of DTE against claims brought by anti-nuclear groups in an administrative litigation regarding the licensing process for the Fermi 3 reactor. The firm’s client roster also includes NRG and Duke Energy. Dave Repka retired and Basheer Ghorayeb joined from Jones Day.

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Energy transactions: conventional power

Within: Energy transactions: conventional power

Industry knowledge is second to none’ at Winston & Strawn LLP where the team regularly acts for IPPs such as NRG Energy and Capital Power; in the New York office Jonathan Birenbaum and newly promoted partner Tara Greenberg advised the latter-named client on its $441m acquisition of Decatur Energy Center. Additional contacts include Alan Hoffman (also in New York), who focuses on project finance, and San Francisco-based energy head Joseph Karp and Lisa Cottle. The practice was enhanced by a number of hires from Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, including Washington DC-based Patrick Groomes and New York-based Michael Pikiel.

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Energy: renewable/alternative

Within: Energy: renewable/alternative

Winston & Strawn LLP’s team ‘thinks outside the box’ and acts for a wide-ranging client base that takes in banks, sponsors, equity investors and community choice aggregators. In Los Angeles, key figures include Jerry Bloom and Laurae Rossi; the latter is acting for Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale on the construction and term-loan financing of the Mount Signal 3 solar project in California. In New York, Jonathan Birenbaum brings ‘great wisdom’ to M&A matters, and Tara Greenberg is noted for her ‘industry knowledge’. San Francisco-based Joseph Karp heads the team. The practice saw a number of departures to Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, however this was alleviated by the hire of a team from Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, including Patrick Groomes in Washington DC and New York-based Michael Pikiel.

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