Press Release

Scott Cockerham Joins Kirkland in Washington, D.C.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is pleased to announced that Scott Cockerham has joined the Washington, D.C., office as a partner in the Tax Practice Group, focusing on infrastructure finance.

Mr. Cockerham counsels clients regarding the tax aspects of the development and financing of investments in the renewable energy sector. He advises on transactions involving solar, wind, geothermal, fuel cell, biomass and other projects.

“Scott is a talented attorney skilled in navigating tax issues regarding project finance in the energy sector,” said Rohit Chaudhry, partner in Kirkland’s Washington, D.C., office. “We are excited to add him to our team providing clients with comprehensive advice they need related to infrastructure-focused investment strategies.”

Mr. Cockerham joins from the Washington, D.C., office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. He holds an LL.M. from the New York University School of Law and a J.D. and B.A. from the University of Arizona.

Mr. Cockerham’s appointment follows several recent hires focused on infrastructure finance. Earlier this year, Kirkland welcomed Rohit Chaudhry, formerly global head of projects and project finance at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP and his former Norton Rose partner Brian Greene, as well as Roald Nashi, who joined from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.

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