Brooks M. Smith

For more than 20 years, Brooks has helped clients develop and implement compliance assurance programs designed to prevent, detect and deter violations of environmental, health and safety laws. He has been involved in more than 1,000 compliance audits and has independently assessed the effectiveness of internal compliance programs across a range of sectors, including energy, … Read more

Scott M. Rickard

For nearly 15 years, Scott Rickard has regularly counseled clients in the areas of corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, securities regulation, and corporate finance, with a particular emphasis on the representation of investor-owned utilities, financial institutions, and project developers and their sponsors in the financing, purchase, sale and development of thermal and renewable … Read more

Mark C. Rodriguez

Mark Rodriguez is a trial lawyer with nearly 25 years of experience representing companies in high-stakes litigation, particularly in matters involving the energy industry. From class actions to False Claims Act claims to actions by the Federal government, Mark has represented companies in lawsuits, appeals, and arbitrations all across the country, including Texas, Alaska, Colorado, … Read more

Robert M. Rolfe

Bob is the firm’s general counsel and a partner in the firm’s complex commercial litigation practice. Bob’s practice focuses on internal investigations, complex litigation, legal malpractice and other law firm related problems. He also extensively handles disputes involving the energy industry, and represents several major electric utilities and coal companies in complex construction, contract and … Read more

Peter Nelson

Peter regularly represents agents, lenders, borrowers, developers and private equity groups in all aspects of leveraged financings, agricultural and cooperative lending, project financings, syndicated loan transactions, mezzanine financings, structured financings, oil and gas transactions, and other related loan and project transactions. He also advises financial institutions in workouts and refinancings of project finance loans, leveraged … Read more

Kenneth M. Minesinger

Ken Minesinger is Co-Chair of GT’s Energy & Natural Resources Practice group. Ken represents domestic and international clients in the development of their oil and gas resources, on major pipeline and LNG projects, and on energy regulatory issues. Ken has represented clients in commercial and fiscal negotiations; joint venture negotiations; complex ratemaking and restructuring proceedings; … Read more

Carl Lyon

Carl is a member of the Energy & Project Finance Group and focuses on energy finance matters. He has been involved in more than US$130 billion in financings for various public and private utility projects and has extensive experience in all areas of finance and contractual negotiations for rural electric cooperatives, public power issuers, federal … Read more

Joanne Katsantonis

Joanne is the firm’s deputy managing partner for development. Prior to this role, she served as chair of the firm’s Energy Industry practice, served on the firm’s Executive Committee and was a member of the firm’s Board of Partners. She has practiced in the Chicago and Brussels offices, and now practices in Richmond, Virginia. She … Read more

William Garner

William Garner, Co-Chair of GT’s Energy & Natural Resources Practice Group and Chair of the firm’s Renewable Energy Practice Group, focuses his practice on domestic and international hydrocarbon and inert gas transactions and renewable energy. He has experience working on worldwide natural gas projects, including unconventional gas. He has worked on projects in the United … Read more

John N. Estes III

Mr. Estes has defended many of the FERC enforcement cases involving electric and natural gas market manipulation allegations that have become public, including representing Barclays Bank PLC, JP Morgan Ventures Energy Corp., DB Energy Trading, LLC, Rumford Paper Company, Dr. Alan Chen and GreenHat. Two of these cases are among the handful to proceed to … Read more