Senior Public Relations Manager
Senior Public Relations Manager
PILLSBURY EXTENDS ENERGY CAPITAL MARKETS STRENGTHS WITH NEW YORK PARTNERSApril 17, 2012
New York—Pillsbury today announced that Catherine C. Hood and J. Anthony Terrell have joined the firm's Corporate & Securities practice as partners in its New York office. Distinguished advisors focusing on a host of securities, finance, regulatory and corporate issues for energy businesses, Hood and Terrell add to Pillsbury's established experience and capability in the energy and financial services sectors, particularly in energy capital markets. They arrive from Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP and continue Pillsbury's strategic expansion in New York, where the firm has now added seven new partners this year.
"We are extremely pleased to welcome Cathy and Tony to Pillsbury. They are dynamic additions to our New York office and further cement our leadership in energy capital markets and infrastructure finance, which have been key areas of focus for our firm, given our historical strength in energy and financial services," said Pillsbury Firm Chair Jim Rishwain. "Our clients globally will benefit from Tony and Cathy's experience with business, regulatory and competitive forces shaping how energy stakeholders manage capital, infrastructure, trade and investment matters."
"Cathy and Tony strengthen a team of multidisciplinary attorneys with collective experience across the full range of corporate, securities, finance and related issues currently facing energy companies and their investors," said Washington, DC partner Robert B. Robbins, firmwide leader of Pillsbury's Corporate & Securities practice. "With so many complex and interrelated issues at the center of energy capital markets, M&A, equipment and facility financing and foreign investment, Pillsbury's advantage resides in a collaborative team of lawyers who have a deep understanding of industry forces as well as the essential regulatory, risk management and planning issues."
"Pillsbury's strong Finance practice and focus on the energy industry provide a great platform for our practice," said Hood. "Pillsbury's reach from Abu Dhabi, London and Tokyo to New York and Houston also provides outstanding international opportunities."
"Our combined practices at Pillsbury are well-positioned to guide clients through increasingly complex offerings, transactions and opportunities," Terrell remarked. "From new models for project financing and lease arrangements to federal policies encouraging clean energy investments with tax-based incentives, we have an extremely capable group making sure that our clients truly understand the key business factors, comparisons and governance issues."
Catherine C. Hood specializes in corporate finance and securities law matters, representing issuers, underwriters and institutional investors in a wide variety of public and private securities offerings. She has extensive energy and utility sector experience, and regularly represents public utility and competitive energy company issuers, underwriters and investors in the full range of securities offerings by such issuers. Hood also advises borrowers and lenders in commercial lending transactions and handles capital markets financings for power projects. She holds an A.B. from Harvard University and a J.D. from Cornell Law School.
J. Anthony Terrell represents issuers, underwriters and purchasers in a wide range of public and private securities offerings, including equity securities and equity related products, debt securities (secured and unsecured, taxable and tax-exempt) and convertible and debt-equity hybrid securities. His experience includes project finance and lease transactions involving a variety of assets such as generating plants, including nuclear and alternative energy facilities. Terrell advises his clients' management teams on federal securities and state corporation laws and many other aspects of corporate governance, in addition to the financial, regulatory and other implications of M&A, restructuring and divestiture moves. Recognized in Chambers USA as a leader in the categories of Energy: Transactional and Energy: Finance in New York, Terrell has also been noted by Chambers Global for excellence in Energy: Electricity (Transactional) and by Best Lawyers in America as a leader in the field of Energy Law. He holds a B.A. from New York University, a J.D. from Villanova University School of Law and an LL.M. (in Taxation) from New York University School of Law.
Pillsbury is considered to be among the nation's leading advisors to energy companies, having worked on more securities offerings for investor-owned utilities than almost any other law firm. Assisting energy companies and their underwriters as they access the capital markets has been a hallmark of Pillsbury for more than 100 years. Pillsbury advises on dozens of public and private energy company financings each year and leads the way in innovative and customized finance for energy companies, ranging from statute-based securitization financings for "stranded costs" for public utilities, which the firm helped develop, to tax-exempt and project financings.
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Pillsbury is a full-service law firm with a keen industry focus on energy & natural resources, financial services, real estate & construction, and technology. Based in the world's major financial, technology and energy centers, Pillsbury counsels clients on global regulatory, litigation and corporate matters. We work in multidisciplinary teams that allow us to anticipate trends and bring a 360-degree perspective to complex business and legal issues—helping clients to take greater advantage of new opportunities and better mitigate risk. This collaborative work style helps produce the results our clients seek.