Stroock Expands Energy and Project Finance Practice with Addition of Daniel R. Simon
Washington, DC, May 4, 2015 -- Daniel R. Simon has joined the Energy and Project Finance Practice Group of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP as special counsel in the Washington, DC office.
"Daniel's comprehensive knowledge of energy regulatory law, particularly in electricity, crude oil and other energy products, will enhance our ability to advise our clients in their energy transactions," said Jeffrey W. Meyers, chair of Stroock's Energy and Project Finance Practice Group. "His experience as a former trial attorney with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will allow us to provide enhanced services to our clients."
Mr. Simon focuses on a wide range of energy regulatory issues, primarily involving the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and state utility commissions. In the electricity sector, he represents vertically integrated electric utilities, independent power producers, renewable energy project developers, hydroelectric project licensees, regional transmission organizations (RTOs) and independent system operators (ISOs), and large commercial and industrial electricity consumers. In the crude oil and products sector, Mr. Simon represents producers, refiners, and traders, primarily as pipeline shippers.
"We are pleased to welcome Dan to Stroock’s Washington office," noted Chris Griner, managing partner of Stroock’s Washington, DC office. "As we continue to bring top regulatory and transactional lawyers on board, Dan’s unique energy experience will be an asset both locally and nationally."
Prior to joining Stroock, Mr. Simon was counsel with Ballard Spahr LLP. He received his J.D., with honors, from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where he was Note Editor of the North Carolina Law Review, and his A.B., cum laude, from Duke University.
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP is a law firm providing transactional, regulatory and litigation guidance to leading financial institutions, multinational corporations, investment funds and entrepreneurs in the U.S. and abroad. Our emphasis on excellence and innovation has enabled us to maintain long-term relationships with our clients and made us one of the nation's leading law firms for almost 140 years. Stroock's practice areas include capital markets/securities, commercial finance, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, private equity, private funds, commodities and derivatives, employment law and benefits, energy and project finance, entertainment, environmental law, financial restructuring, financial services litigation, government relations, insurance, intellectual property, investment management, litigation, national security/CFIUS, personal client services, real estate, structured finance and tax.