HOUSTON (August 18, 2008) — The Houston office of McDermott Will & Emery LLP is very pleased to welcome David K. Schumacher as its newest partner. Mr. Schumacher, formerly the Managing Partner of Chadbourne & Parke LLP's Houston office, will be a member of the Firm's Corporate Department as well as the Global Energy & Infrastructure Projects Practice Group.
"A key element of our global corporate strategy is to continue to develop our capabilities in the energy sector. Dave's addition is one more step toward our objective of building a world-class energy and infrastructure projects practice," commented Timothy Alvino, head of the Firm's Corporate Department.
Mr. Schumacher represents lenders, developers and investors in upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas projects and independent power projects in all parts of the world. He is particularly well recognized for his role in financing energy projects through the creative use of loans from commercial lenders, multilateral lending agencies and export credit agencies as well as through the issuance of debt securities in capital markets.
Mr. Schumacher earned his J.D., with Honors, from the George Washington University Law School and his B.A. from the University of Virginia. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the Virginia State Bar and the Texas State Bar.
McDermott represents clients in all facets of the U.S. and global energy, commodities and derivatives markets as well as in the development, financing, operation, buying and selling of energy projects throughout the world. The Firm's Energy Practice includes 80+ lawyers across the Firm. Members of our Energy & Infrastructure Projects Practice Group have experience in developing projects in more than forty countries on six continents. Many members of our Energy and Derivatives Markets Practice Group practiced with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) or State Public Utility Commissions, enabling us to provide informed advice and insights about the scope of agency jurisdiction, current regulatory focus and initiatives, compliance policies and procedures, and dealing with government investigations.