WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 29, 2012) — International law firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP today announced that it has named Robert M. Lamkin as a partner in its Energy Advisory Practice Group, based in the Firm’s Washington, D.C. office. With a specific focus on the electric power sector, Mr. Lamkin will enhance both the Firm’s federal energy regulatory capabilities and its ability to service clients in the U.S. commodity trading and derivatives industry.
Mr. Lamkin, who joins from an AmLaw top 10 firm, advises energy trading firms, electric power generators, renewables project developers and other energy industry participants in a variety of matters. Most recently, he has represented clients in a variety of wholesale and retail energy trading matters, including negotiation of energy trading documentation (ISDA, EEI, NAESB and WSPP master agreements), physical and financial trade documentation, power purchase agreements, renewable energy credit (REC) agreements and other energy agreements and issues. Mr. Lamkin also regularly represents clients in a variety of federal and state regulatory matters, including matters arising under the Federal Power Act, the Public Utility Holding Company Act, the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act and the Commodity Exchange Act as amended by the Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
“It is a pleasure to welcome Rob to our world-wide team of lawyers dedicated to the energy, infrastructure and natural resources sectors,” said Blake H. Winburne, partner and head of McDermott’s Energy Advisory Practice Group. “With Rob, we deepen our bench and broaden our capabilities in two existing strengths of our global practice -- electric power projects and U.S. commodities trading. Adding to these aspects of our practice is in keeping with our continuing commitment to use our industry expertise to provide experienced and insightful advice to our clients.”
“It is a pleasure to welcome Rob to our Washington, D.C. office, and we look forward to helping him build his national practice,” said Bobby R. Burchfield, co-partner-in-charge of McDermott’s Washington, D.C. office. “Working alongside a very talented team of D.C.-based energy regulatory partners, we firmly believe Rob will help drive our overall success in servicing this important industry.”
Mr. Lamkin graduated Stanford University in 1989 and received his J.D. from Catholic University in 1996. He is admitted to the District of Columbia, New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland Bars.
McDermott represents some of the biggest names in the energy, infrastructure and natural resources sectors across a broad range of transactional, regulatory, enforcement, litigation, tax and other matters. Current clients include large multinational companies, private equity investors, independent power and gas producers, developers, industrial and commercial customers, commodity marketers, hedge funds and trade associations. Chambers USA 2012 recognized McDermott’s Energy Advisory Practice for its strength in oil and gas, electric power and renewables, as well as project development, financing, acquisitions and sales..
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