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Andrew Calder is a member of the firm's Executive Committee and leverages his wealth of expertise to advise companies and private equity sponsors on complex transactions, corporate governance and securities matters.
"Very detail-orientated, practical and clients really trust his advice." "Very solutions-orientated, smart, calm and easy to work with. He always finds a middle ground."

Anthony Speier has strengths spanning acquisitions, divestitures and joint venture formation, particularly involving upstream and midstream oil and LNG assets.
"A pleasure to work with, very knowledgeable and provides practical advice." "A very visible and skilled transactional lawyer."

Brooksany Barrowes has significant experience providing adjacent regulatory counsel on mergers and acquisitions, alongside wider expertise in handling a range of proceedings before FERC.
"She's hands-on, a really excellent communicator and can pare down complex ideas into very straightforward ones. She's business-orientated, concise and astute. She is phenomenal."

Chris Heasley is an up-and-coming partner who demonstrates significant capabilities in the oil and gas space. He often assists in the purchase and acquisition of upstream and midstream interests, alongside handling joint venture transactions.
"Very good at getting things to the finish line and is exceptional at drafting."

David Castro has considerable expertise in a broad array of upstream oil and gas transactions, including major mergers and acquisitions and strategic joint ventures.
"Intelligent, analytical and thoughtful when working through a transaction. He is very commercially focused." "Absolutely exceptional. He has a nice manner and does a good job for his clients."

Marcia Hook represents transmission companies, utilities and portfolio companies on a range of regulatory matters before FERC. She also has experience handling permitting issues before the DOE.
"Very smart, an excellent writer and really on top of the energy industry issues." "Really good on power and transmission issues, particularly in the renewable area. Marcia is a tremendous attorney."

Rahul Vashi handles all types of oil and gas sector work, including high-value mergers and sale and purchase agreements.
"A really great lawyer with a nice style."

Robert Fleishman offers high-quality regulatory advice in the context of pipeline projects, CFTC investigations and various commercial agreements.
"Always responsive and on top of issues, tasks, and time lines. He explains complex technical concepts in clear and precise language, and is also able to shed a new light on the technical and procedural matters. In a nutshell, he is an intellectual and legal powerhouse." "Provides terrific services in complicated matters and demonstrates a superb knowledge of the subject area. He offers creative ideas and sound legal advice."

William Benitez focuses his practice on midstream oil and gas and is experienced in negotiating mergers and acquisitions and structuring joint ventures.
"A great practitioner."

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USA

Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)


Brooksany Barrowes
Band 2
Marcia Hook
Up and Coming
Robert S Fleishman
Band 4

Energy: Electricity (Transactional)


Andrew Calder
Eminent Practitioners

Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)


Robert S Fleishman
Band 4

Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)


Andrew Calder
Eminent Practitioners

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