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Former Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Energy and Natural Resources Joins Foley & Lardner’s LA Office
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This week, Foley & Lardner LLP announced Charles E. Schwenck joined as a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office. There, he will work with the Energy Practice Group and Energy Industry Team, as well as the Transactional & Securities and Finance & Financial Institutions Practices.

Prior to the move, Schwenck was a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, LLP; there he served as co-chair of the Energy and Natural Resources Practice.

  
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Schwenck has an impressive resume, with over 30 years of experience with energy, infrastructure and other commercial and industrial projects, in both domestic and international situations, to his credit. He has significant experience in the structuring, drafting and negotiating arrangements for the development, construction, financing, fuel and feedstock supply, product sales, ownership and operation of said projects. Additionally, Schwenck provides representation to developers of energy and water projects before federal and state regulatory agencies, to companies involved in mergers and acquisitions in the energy industry, and to lenders involved in the acquisition of portfolios of energy loans and leases, all on a regular basis.

Schwenck’s experience spans industries and disciplines; he has done work in project finance in  engineering and construction, traditional and alternative energy, mining, water supply and treatment, chemicals, transportation, and telecommunications. He has also testified before various Congressional committees and state legislative bodies on behalf of engineering, construction and electric power industries.

Schwenck also has significant experience in the alternative energy industry. This includes his representation in conjunction with the production of electricity from various alternative energy sources, the production of ethanol, biodiesel and other synthetic fuels from various feedstocks, among other areas.

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Earlier in his career, Schwenck served in the roles of senior vice president, general counsel and a member of the board of directors of LG&E Power Systems, as well, he served as general counsel at Fluor Corporation and as division counsel for the Bechtel Group’s Power Division.

Steven Barth, co-chair of Foley’s Transactional & Securities Practice was quoted as saying in a press release at the firm’s website: “Charlie has an impressive track record of success representing various stakeholders in energy and infrastructure projects, both in the United States and throughout the world. As we continue to help clients navigate the various financial and regulatory issues that arise in energy-related projects, Charlie’s wide-ranging experience will be instrumental in further strengthening our transactional capabilities.”



Founded in 1842, Foley & Lardner LLP is a full service law firm with over 900 attorneys in 21 offices around the world.



 

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