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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10166
United States

Work Department

Capital Markets and Securities, Energy, Energy and Infrastructure, Power and Utilities Capital Markets, Public Finance, Energy Regulation, Sustainability and Corporate Clean Power, Energy Finance and Securitization, Corporate


Partner and co-head of the firm’s Capital Markets practice


Mr. O’Brien has extensive experiences in domestic and international capital markets Transactions, with emphasis on financings by power and energy companies. He serves as issuer’s and underwriter’s counsel to several utilities, has served as products counsel to investment banks and acted as US securities counsel for distribution and supply companies in Australia and the UK.


Admitted to the New York State Bar


  • JD, Washington and Lee University, Editor, Law Review, 1991
  • BA, College of the Holy Cross, 1988

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Capital markets: debt offerings

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is intensely focused on the energy (including oil and gas, renewables and energy transition), utilities, retail and consumer, and REITs sectors. The Houston office has experienced a notable uptick in debt offering engagements from energy clients and is also making an impact in green bonds and sustainability-linked bonds thanks to the efforts of Courtney Cochran Butler and others. Susan Failla is driving forward the retail and consumer side of the practice, and Peter O’Brien, Steven Friend and Michael Fitzpatrick are leaders in power and utilities transactions. Richmond’s David Wright is a key name in real estate and REIT deals.

United States > Finance > Capital markets: equity offerings

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP continues to primarily operate in the REITs, power, energy, retail and financial services sectors. The firm has achieved a significant market share of REIT IPOs over the last few years and the power and utilities groups are also active in equity offerings. The capital markets team has an evenly balanced emphasis on issuer and underwriter clients. New York partners Peter O’BrienChristina Kwon and Michael Fitzpatrick are key figures in power and utilities transactions and Richmond partner David Wright  is prominent in REIT offerings.