Kilpatrick Townsend hires Energy Project Finance Partner

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Kilpatrick Townsend hires Energy Project Finance Partner

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today the addition of Robert H. Edwards, Jr. to the Washington, DC office. Mr. Edwards will serve as Co-Leader of the firm's Energy, Project Finance & Technology Team and will be a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities and Corporate Governance Practice Group.

During his career, Mr. Edwards has served as lead counsel on more than $10 billion in energy, infrastructure and auto industry project financings. He has represented utilities, independent power producers, and investors in acquisition and divestiture of domestic and international energy projects, and asset acquisitions of generating plants and other energy assets. Mr. Edwards has regularly advised leading developers of renewable energy projects from the early stages of project development through successful limited recourse project financings.

Mark Riedy, Co-Team Leader of Kilpatrick’s Energy, Project Finance & Technology Team, said:

“Rob has been on the forefront and played an instrumental role in leading some of the country’s most important energy initiatives. He brings nearly three decades of extensive public and private sector experience in the energy industry. We welcome Rob to the firm as we continue to grow our Energy, Project Finance & Technology Team.”

Most recently, Mr. Edwards was an Executive Director with JP Morgan’s Global Commodities Group in New York City. In this banking role, he developed innovative commodity structures in the oil, natural gas and power sectors.

Prior to joining JP Morgan Global Commodities Group and following 20 years of private legal practice --including being a partner at two AmLaw 100 firms where he focused on transactions in the energy and infrastructure sectors -- Mr. Edwards accepted a Senior Presidential Appointment serving as Deputy General Counsel for Energy Policy at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). In this role, he was extensively involved in the legal and policy aspects for the U.S. Government’s deployment of more than $35 billion into the clean energy sector during the apex of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Mr. Edwards graduated magna cum laude with an AB in Economics from Harvard University. He earned a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Juris Doctor from Stanford Law School.

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