Akin Gump Project Finance, Environment Attorneys Named as Law360 Rising Stars

(Washington, D.C.)  Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is pleased to announce that David H. Quigley and Daniel P. Sinaiko have been honored by Law360 as among its “2012 Rising Stars”, which recognizes attorneys under the age of 40 with accomplishments in major litigation or transactions.

David Quigley, honored in the “Environmental” category, is a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office in the environment, natural resources and land practice. He handles an array of environmental matters, including transactional, enforcement litigation, regulatory compliance, lobbying and legislative development. Law360 featured his work on behalf of the U.S. division of French steel pipemaker Vallourec, his victories in representing former owners of power plants in Clean Air Act litigation and his role in valuing environmental liabilities on behalf of the unsecured creditors in Chemtura Corp’s bankruptcy proceedings. The full writeup is available here.

Daniel Sinaiko, honored in the “Project Finance” category, is a partner in the firm’s Downtown Los Angeles office in the global project finance practice. He primarily represents developers, sponsors, lenders and investors in development, debt finance, equity finance, merger and acquisition transactions for capital and infrastructure projects in the renewable energy sector. Law360 spotlighted his work on behalf of North America’s largest wind and solar farms, including Shepherds Flat, the largest wind farm in North America, for Caithness Energy LLC; Ivanpah Solar Energy Generating System, slated to be the largest utility-scale solar power plant in the world, for BrightSource Energy Inc.; and the California Valley Solar Ranch for NRG Energy Inc. and SunPower Corp. The full writeup is available here.

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 850 attorneys in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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