Akin Gump Further Expands Project Finance And Renewable Energy Capabilities

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 00:00

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP has announced that it has expanded its project finance and renewable energy capabilities with the addition of partners Thomas B. Trimble and Jeremy R. Schwer, who have re-joined the firm's Washington, D.C., office from Hunton & Williams LLP, where both were partners. Mr. Trimble was co-head of the renewable energy practice group at his former firm and a leading practitioner in the emerging markets practice.

Widely recognized and quoted for his knowledge of, and facility with, infrastructure transactions, Mr. Trimble has over two decades of experience counseling energy, telecommunications and other infrastructure facilities, including transactions in more than 35 countries across five continents, and has advised U.S., European and Asian companies, private equity funds and foreign governments in connection with equity and asset acquisitions and sales, project finance and infrastructure development transactions and renewable energy transactions.

Mr. Schwer's practice focuses on acquisitions and dispositions, financing and development of power and infrastructure projects across the spectrum of traditional and renewable sources of energy. For over a decade, Mr. Schwer has represented domestic and international clients in the energy sector, including Fortune 500 companies, private equity funds, lenders, utilities, investors, sponsors and developers in the U.S., Europe and emerging markets.

Edward A. "Eddie" Woods and Susan K. Leader have joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP as partners in the firm's commercial litigation practice in Los Angeles. Both were previously partners in a boutique Los Angeles-based litigation firm.

Both Mr. Woods and Ms. Leader maintain broad practices handling complex commercial litigation matters for clients across a number of key industries.

Mr. Woods maintains an extensive commercial and entertainment litigation practice, representing entrepreneurs, manufacturers, retail establishments, real estate developers and syndicators, entertainers, film production and distribution companies, lawyers and law firms in a variety of matters.

Ms. Leader has substantial experience in litigating and trying complex commercial matters in federal and state courts and arbitration for clients in the aerospace, retail and automotive industries. For these clients, she focuses on disputes alleging breach of contract and business torts, as well as intellectual property claims in copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets and IP claims under the California Uniform Trade Secrets Act.