University of Texas, Austin Energy Week 2019 - Renewable Energy Law Conference

Conference | January.28.2019 - January.29.2019

AT&T Conference Center

Orrick is proud to once again sponsor The University of Texas at Austin School of Law’s (UT) Renewable Energy Law Conference, held in conjunction with UT’s Energy Week 2019. Partner Rohit Sachdev will be moderating a panel on Tuesday, January 29th, titled, “Opportunities and Challenges for Battery Storage Projects.” Panelists will include Chris Calavitta, Senior Vice President for Macquarie Capital; Cody Hill, Director of Energy Storage at LS Power; and Katherine Ryzhaya, Chief Commercial Officer of Lightsource Renewable Energy. Partner Adam Wenner proudly serves on the planning committee for the conference.

The Renewable Energy Law Conference blends together law, economics, technology, finance, tax, and regulatory policy, and brings together industry participants, legal and financial advisers, as well as key legislative and regulatory policymakers and staff.

CLE Credits Available: Y

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Practice:

  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Renewable Energy
  • Wind Energy

Rohit Sachdev Partner Energy, Infrastructure

San Francisco

Rohit Sachdev is a Partner in Orrick’s Energy and Infrastructure Group, based in San Francisco.


Rohit represents several of the world’s leading developers of renewable and conventional energy generation projects on project development, M&A and financing arrangements. He has extensive experience in the solar, wind, energy storage, gas and biofuel sectors, with a particular focus on California and other U.S. jurisdictions. Rohit's past deal experience spans energy and infrastructure projects in the Americas, Asia, India, Europe and the Middle East, and includes award-winning transactions.

In recent years, Rohit's practice has focused particularly on project development and project M&A transactions.  Rohit has represented numerous clients on successfully negotiating thousands of MWs of "physical" and "virtual" PPAs and tolling agreements, as well as a variety of construction, supply and other development arrangements.  Rohit has also represented multiple clients on the purchase and sale of renewables projects in various U.S. jurisdictions, as well as joint venture and other project asset arrangements.  In addition, he has special expertise in the development, financing and sale of domestic and international energy storage projects, including stand-alone, hybrid, front-of-meter and behind-the-meter energy storage projects.

Rohit speaks and writes frequently on current topics in the renewables industry, including those identified in the "Speeches" and "Publications" sections of this biography.

Rohit started his legal career at another global law firm in New York, where he focused on project development and project finance transactions across the globe. Prior to law and business schools, Rohit was an investment banking analyst at Credit Suisse in San Francisco, where he provided M&A and financial advisory services to technology companies in Silicon Valley.

In addition to being admitted in California and New York, Rohit is also admitted in Massachusetts (inactive).

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Practice:

  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • Renewable Energy

Adam Wenner Partner Energy & Infrastructure, Renewable Energy

Washington, D.C.

Adam heads Orrick's Energy Regulatory Group. He has been active in the energy industry for more than 35 years.

As Deputy Assistant General Counsel at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Adam was instrumental in the development of the federal programs and policies that fostered the independent power industry, and his experience includes representing independent power generators -- including some of the largest wind and solar projects in the United States -- as well as merchant transmission companies, traditional electric utility companies, before FERC, state utility commissions and NERC Regional Reliability Organizations.  

Adam also advises power project developers and financial institutions in transactions involving the development, financing, sale and purchase of energy projects, and he advises some of the largest U.S. companies in the development and implementation of FERC and NERC compliance programs.

Adam has authored many articles about the power industry in publications including Global Utilities Finance Report, International Power Finance Review, International Financial Law Review, Public Utilities Fortnightly, Electricity Journal and Energy Economist.