NEW YORK – Bracewell LLP announced today that Frank Lee and Theodore F. Duver have joined the New York office as partners in the firm’s corporate and securities team. Lee and Duver come to the firm from Loeb & Loeb LLP, where Lee was co-chair of the energy practice.
“Frank and Ted are highly accomplished energy practitioners, with a wealth of experience in the utilities and renewable energy markets that complements the strengths of our global power team,” said Bracewell Managing Partner Gregory M. Bopp. “Their arrival further solidifies our position as one of the top global firms for legal work across the entire energy spectrum.”
Lee advises renewable energy developers, project sponsors and solar panel manufacturers on acquisitions, divestitures and commercial arrangements, as well as electric utilities on corporate finance and securities, SEC compliance and corporate governance matters. He also represents issuers and underwriters in various securities offerings and other financings. Lee received his B.A. from Cornell University and his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School.
Duver represents renewable energy companies and investor-owned and cooperative utilities in matters implicating federal and state regulations. He has extensive experience representing energy companies before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and state public service commissions. He also advises energy clients on M&A and other transactional matters, including the financing, acquisition and development of community distributed generation and other renewable energy projects. Duver received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Syracuse University and his J.D. from Cornell Law School.
“We’re excited to welcome Frank and Ted to Bracewell’s power team,” said G. Alan Rafte, head of Bracewell’s business and regulatory section. “Their deep knowledge and experience in the energy sector deepens our ability to advise clients on sophisticated corporate finance transactions and regulatory matters.”
Lee and Duver are the latest lateral partners to join Bracewell’s global energy team within the last 15 months. Other recent hires include Alistair Calvert, Tom Jamieson, Ronen Lazarovitch and Gordon Stewart in London; Danielle Garbien in New York; and Timothy J. Urban and Danielle M. Varnell in Washington, DC.
“Bracewell’s strong energy platform, coupled with a market-leading presence in environmental, tax and other practice areas, allows us to better serve our clients’ needs,” said Lee.
“Bracewell is known for its innovative approach to complex legal and regulatory matters. I look forward to working my new partners in helping our clients navigate the ever-evolving energy landscape,” adds Duver.