Jessica Springsteen > Clifford Chance > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Clifford Chance
WASHINGTON DC 20006-1001
United States

Work Department

Banking & Finance


Jessica is a partner in Clifford Chance’s Americas Energy and Infrastructure Group, based in Washington, DC. She regularly advises sponsors, commercial banks, multilateral organizations, and export credit agencies in all aspects of the development and financing of energy and infrastructure projects worldwide, with a particular emphasis on Latin America. She is admitted to practice in New York and the District of Columbia. Jessica is a first generation Peruvian-American and is fully bilingual (English / Spanish).


While working full-time at IFC, Jessica obtained her JD from The Catholic University, Columbus School of Law. She obtained her MA in International Affairs with distinction from The Catholic University.

Lawyer Rankings

Latin America: International firms > Projects and energy

(Next Generation Partners)

Jessica Springsteen – Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance serves a wide and impressive client base across Latin America. The firm has built extensive connections to investment banks -such as Goldman Sachs- and a range of development banks, including IDB Invest. Moreover, it has a thriving practice acting for export credit agencies (ECAs). While active across the region, it has built an especially prominent position in Colombia, Peru, Argentina and Paraguay, and achieved further growth in Chile; in particular, it has been a dominant force in toll-road financings in Colombia over recent years. The group also continues to be heavily involved in project bond and private-placement financings. Fabricio Longhin has an outstanding record and is a prolific advisor on Latin America project financings, acting for a variety of multilaterals and development banks, investment banks, sponsors and institutional investors. Catherine McCarthy and Lori Ann Bean  represent a large number of ECAs and multilateral agencies, along with several commercial banks, in Latin America project financings. New York partner Hugo Triaca is also a key figure for project bonds and private-placement financings, while Peruvian-American Latin America specialist Jessica Springsteen was elected partner in May 2021. Alberto Haito also impresses at counsel level, leading on many of the team’s key matters. All named individuals are based in Washington DC. Brazil financing specialist Chris Willott left the firm in 2021.