CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER / GENERAL COUNSEL
Areas of Expertise: Richard has focused his legal practice in the energy industry on corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions, project development, fund management, joint ventures, secured lending and capital markets work.
Experience: Richard has a broad range of corporate legal experience with energy companies, private equity firms, investment banks, manufacturing companies and start-ups. Richard began his career as a corporate associate with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP before moving to McDermott, Will & Emery LLP as a mid-level corporate associate. Most recently, Richard worked as a senior associate for Latham & Watkins LLP in their corporate and project finance groups, focusing on corporate transactions in the energy industry. Richard has led numerous diligence, structuring and negotiation teams on deals ranging in size from $100 million to $1 billion and worked with some of the largest and most sophisticated U.S. based private equity firms during his career.
Education: Richard holds bachelor degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Humanities from the University of Texas at Austin, and a JD and MBA, with a concentration in finance, from Vanderbilt University.