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About David

David Kuwabara focuses on financial transactions in the energy industry. He has experience with project and structured financings, as well as lenders and borrowers in commercial transactions.

Prior to joining Bracewell David served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Lisa Margaret Smith of the  U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York and as an administrative intern at the United States Department of Justice in the office of the Solicitor General.


Recent Notable Matters

Crédit Agricole — $1.7 billion new financing for McDermott International which includes immediate access to $650 million of financing comprised of $550 million under a term loan credit facility and $100 million under a letter of credit facility, as lead arranger and revolving administrative agent

DIF Infra and Idaho Wind Partners — refinancing of the Idaho Wind Partners 183 megawatt portfolio of wind generation assets in Idaho related to the acquisition by DIF of the balance of equity in Idaho Wind partners

Texas Microgrid, LLC — first-of-its-kind project financing for the construction and operation of a portfolio of distributed microgrids consisting of ultra-clean natural gas-fired generators within ERCOT service territory with up to 232 megawatts of generating capacity



Duke University School of Law,
University of California, Davis,
B.S., Managerial Economics

Bar Admissions

New York




U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, Judicial Intern
United States Department of Justice: Office of the Solicitor General, Administrative Intern