Chambers & Partners has compiled its independent and objective list of America's Leading Lawyers for Business based on comments gathered from thousands of interviews with clients and lawyers from Maine to Hawaii. This guide — which is designed to reflect market opinion — contains a view of the firms and attorneys who are considered leaders in their field.
In Chambers' 2009 review of national legal talent in the area of "Energy: Electricity," our Firm and our lawyers are listed among the best in the country.
District of Columbia Ranking: Tier 4
This young practice has lost one of its most highly lauded assets with the departure of IPP FERC regulatory expert Neil Levy and his right-hand man, David Tewksbury, to King & Spalding. However, loyal clients say they will still turn to the firm due to Mitch Hertz's "rare blend of technical expertise, genuine market knowledge and incisive, strategic counsel." He takes on transactional, project finance and asset M&A in the energy sector. He advised US Power Generating on its IPO, and acted for Constellation Energy Group on its sale to MidAmerican Energy Holdings. The energy team is also able to draw on the firm's excellent reputation in corporate finance, securities, M&A, private equity and hedge fund investment. Elaine Walsh heads the energy trading practice and is also esteemed for her M&A and regulatory work. She is "exceptionally good at dealing with particularly complex transactional and regulatory problems."
Reprinted with permission from Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2009 — www.chambersandpartners.com.