Dao focuses on energy and infrastructure project finance, mergers and acquisitions, project development and general corporate matters.

Dao has participated in a variety of transactions involving traditional and renewable energy projects and public and start-up companies. 

Prior to joining Orrick, Dao held a year-long fellowship position as a staff attorney at TechSoup Global, a nonprofit technology organization. She also has previous experience working as an editor and contributing writer for Yahoo!, Inc.

    • GE EFS in the mezzanine debt financing of the 1,182 MW South Field combined-cycle, gas-fired power project in Columbiana County, Ohio. Equity and financing on the development stage project totaled US$1.3 billion.
    • A major solar energy company in the sale of two utility scale solar projects in California to an institutional investor.
    • A solar developer in the purchase and subsequent sale of a portfolio of community solar garden projects in Minnesota.
    • A utility affiliate on the tax equity financing of a portfolio of three large utility scale solar projects in the U.S. Southwest, with a combined value of over $800 million.
    • A solar development company in raising $90 million in tax equity financing for a solar project in California.
    • A solar development company in raising $110 million in tax equity financing for a solar project in Texas.
    • A solar development company in raising $60 million in tax equity financing for a series of solar projects in North Carolina.
    • The sponsor and project companies in a $150 million sale leaseback financing for a series of solar PV facilities.
    • The borrower in a $90 million term loan facility for a series of solar farm projects in California.

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