Jacob Worenklein, partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, and former CEO, USPower Generating Company
Jacob Worenklein, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld - October 10, 2013
Jacob Worenklein co-chairs Akin Gump’s global project finance practice; focusing on project development and finance, with a particular emphasis on representing companies in energy, power, water, transportation and other infrastructure industries. Worenklein represents many of the largest and most successful energy and infrastructure companies and financial institutions in the world. Worenklein’s experience extends to all elements of development and finance, including equity and debt financing, merger and acquisition transactions, joint ventures and the critical elements of the development process, including governmental regulation and approvals, power purchase agreements, fuel supply and transportation arrangements, and engineering, procurement and construction contracts.
Additionally, Worenklein founded and served as chairman and chief executive officer of US Power Generating Company, which owned and operated 5,200 MWs of generating capacity in New York City and Boston. Prior to that position, he served as global head of project finance at Lehman Brothers and then served as global head of the energy, power, infrastructure and project finance sectors at Société Générale.