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About Todd

Todd has over 30 years of experience representing investment banks and public and private companies in capital markets transactions. He has successfully guided clients through more than 250 public offerings of investment grade and high-yield debt securities, preferred and common stock and other hybrid securities, most notably in the energy, technology and life science sectors. Todd also advises on project financings, private placements and strategic investments, as well as on corporate governance matters, including policies and strategies to respond to changes in regulation.

Todd is ranked Band 1 in Energy: Electricity (Finance) in both Chambers USA (2015-2022) and Chambers Global (2016-2022). He has also been recognized in The Legal 500 United States for Energy: Transactions: Conventional Power (2019). According to 2021 Chambers USA, Todd "knows capital markets inside out and nothing ever slips through the cracks. The deal is always done right with Todd."

He is fantastic and has a real breadth of experience.
Chambers USA, 2022


Recent Notable Matters

Textron Inc. — public offerings of $650 million of its notes in March 2020 and $500 million of its notes in August 2020

Underwriters — public offering by Evergy Metro, Inc. of $400 million of its mortgage bonds in May 2020

Underwriters — public offering by Evergy Kansas Central, Inc. of $500 million of its mortgage bonds in April 2020

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

Underwriters — inaugural public offering by Evergy, Inc. of $1.6 billion of its notes in September 2019

Underwriters — public offering by Westar Energy, Inc. of $300 million of its first mortgage bonds in August 2019*

Underwriters/agents — public offering by Spire Inc. of $250 million of depositary shares representing its perpetual preferred stock in May 2019, as well as the ongoing at-the-market offering of its common stock*

Textron Inc. — public offering of $300 million of its notes in May 2019*

Underwriters — public offering by Kansas City Power & Light Company of $400 million of its first mortgage bonds in March 2019*

Midwest Fertilizer Company LLC — ongoing development efforts to secure permanent financing for the construction of an approximately $2 billion fertilizer project in southwestern Indiana, including on offerings and remarketings of $1.259 billion of tax-exempt bonds*

* Work completed prior to Bracewell



Columbia University School of Law,
University of Minnesota,
summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

New York





Chambers Global
Energy: Electricity (Finance), 2016 – 2022; Capital Markets: Debt & Equity, 2007
Chambers USA
Nationwide Energy: Electricity (Finance), 2015 – 2022; Nationwide Capital Markets: Debt & Equity, 2007
The Legal 500 United States
Finance: Capital Markets: Debt Offerings, 2020 - 2022; Energy: Transactions: Conventional Power, 2019
BL Rankings
Best Lawyers
Corporate Law, 2006 – 2021