Reed Smith Adds 14-Member Team


Global law firm Reed Smith LLP has added a 14-member group from law firm Thelen LLP, headed by renewable energy law pioneer Ellen L. Bastier.

New partners Bastier, Edward G. Rogan, Paul C. Lacourciere, Donald G. Ousterhout and David V. Biesemeyer; new counsel James Lee; and five new associates join Reed Smith's San Francisco office. New partners Robert M. Vilter and Eli R. Mattioli join the firm's New York office, and Elizabeth Quirk joins as counsel in the firm's Princeton, N.J, office.

‘This expansion provides critical mass to Reed Smith's renewable energy practice, which has had deep bench strength in Chicago, Princeton and Los Angeles for more than a decade,’ says Eugene Tillman, Reed Smith's global head of legal personnel.

Bastier has been involved in the renewable energy sector for 20 years, working in the wind energy arena since its infancy. Members of the team have regularly represented manufacturers and distributors of technology across a broad span of transactions, including assisting domestic and foreign entities with the development, construction and ownership of projects, equipment sales, debt and equity financings, and project and company acquisitions and dispositions.

SOURCE: Reed Smith LLC

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