NEW YORK – Bracewell & Giuliani LLP announced that Richard M. Farmer has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner in its energy practice. Farmer joins the firm after more than 30 years of experience representing clients in the energy and infrastructure businesses. His practice is focused on energy and infrastructure finance, development and acquisitions, and public and private partnerships and privatizations. His clients are domestic and international developers, private equity funds, major Japanese trading companies and financial institutions. Rick regularly represents clients in deals related to Latin America and Africa.
“Rick is a fantastic addition to our energy practice and his arrival reflects our ongoing strategic growth efforts in the energy industry,” said Bracewell Managing Partner Mark C. Evans. “I am certain he will make an immediate impact on our internationally recognized energy practice.”
Farmer has effectively represented a number of international power developers, including a $500 million investment in the first REIT in the U.S. electric sector. He has provided strategic counsel for clients in connection with the development and financing of large infrastructure projects, including for airports, chemical plants and power plants.
“I am very pleased to join Bracewell & Giuliani because of its excellent national reputation,” said Farmer. “I’m eager to work with a team that is already an established success, and I look forward to expanding the practice.”
In 2012, Farmer was once again ranked by Euromoney as “Best of the Best, Energy & Natural Resources” attorney and in Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Project Finance Lawyers. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America®for the last eight years.
Previously a partner at Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP, Farmer graduated cum laude from George Washington University Law School. He earned his undergraduate degree from Lehigh University, and received his Master of Science from The London School of Economics and Political Science.