29 Sep 2023
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP announced that three prominent renewable energy lawyers, Eric Pogue, Amanda Rosenberg and Samantha Leavitt, have joined the Firm as partners. Eric Pogue and Samantha Leavitt are based in New York, and Amanda Rosenberg is based in Los Angeles. They were previously partners at Mayer Brown.
Eric will serve as Global Chair of Power & Renewable Energy. He has more than two decades of experience in the energy sector and is widely recognized as one of the top practitioners for renewable energy development and finance transactions, including tax equity investments. Amanda is a preeminent energy tax lawyer, advising clients on monetization of tax assets through a variety of innovative structures. Samantha is an energy transactional lawyer with significant experience in the development and financing of renewable energy projects.
Firm Chairman Thomas Cerabino commented: “Eric, Amanda and Samantha have premier skills advising financial institutions and energy industry clients on complex financing and M&A transactions. They will be fully integrated with our global energy team based in Houston, New York, Washington DC, Paris and London, and we are delighted to welcome them to Willkie.”
“Willkie has an elite transactional practice across its platform,” said Eric Pogue. “We are excited to bring to bear those capabilities, as well as Willkie’s expertise in the energy M&A, commodities, restructuring and regulatory areas, to service and grow our client base.”
Eric focuses on U.S. and international renewable energy transactions, including the development, financing and acquisition of assets through M&A, tax equity, debt finance, and export-credit agency finance. He has led numerous complex and high-dollar value project finance transactions for clients across the renewables landscape, including projects involving solar, on- and off-shore wind, carbon capture, nuclear, hydro, biomass, gas, coal, transmission facilities, water utilities and data centers. Eric has received numerous accolades for his work, including Band 1 rankings in Chambers USA and Chambers Global for Projects: Renewables and Alternative Energy.
Amanda focuses on the development and financing of renewable energy projects, with an emphasis on tax aspects of energy finance deals, energy tax credits, government incentive programs, energy M&A and domestic and international project finance transactions. Amanda regularly represents sponsors, investors, buyers and sellers and lenders in project finance transactions. She is a ChambersUSA and Global-ranked attorney for Projects: Renewables and Alternative Energy.
Samantha advises financial institutions, corporate investors, project sponsors and developers on renewable and clean energy project development and financing matters, including acquisition financings, debt financing, tax equity investments, back-leverage financings, and other types of secured and unsecured financings.
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