Energy Partner Paul Kaufman Joins Sheppard Mullin Del Mar, Growing the Firm’s Energy Practice & San Diego Presence

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 14:06

Paul J. Kaufman has joined the Del Mar office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the firm's Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental practice group and Energy practice. He joins from Chadbourne & Park in Los Angeles.

Prior to joining Chadbourne, Kaufman was EVP, Transactions at enXco (now EDF Renewables), the North American development arm of Electricité de France. Kaufman joined enXco as its general counsel after serving as GC of Iberdrola Renewables and VP of Government and Regulatory Affairs at Enron. Over a career of 30 years, Kaufman has negotiated all manner of project contracts, including power purchase agreements, interconnection and transmission agreements, equipment procurement and construction contracts, as well as M&A transactions and complicated financing arrangements. He has worked across the renewable energy sector, including on large wind, solar and biomass projects, and on conventional power plants using fossil fuels, gas storage projects and electricity and gas trading.

Also this week, Corporate partner Craig Mordock joined Sheppard Mullin in the firm's Orange County office from Jones Day. 

Sheppard Mullin has 60 attorneys based in its Del Mar office, and the firm’s Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental practice group includes 80 attorneys across all offices.