Orrick Adds Energy Leveraged Finance Rising Star in New York


Orrick announced today that John Donaleski has joined our Energy & Infrastructure practice as a partner in New York. He joins Orrick from White & Case.

John advises on financings, mergers and acquisitions in connection with a broad array of energy and infrastructure assets, including conventional and renewable power, oil and gas, and LNG, as well as telecommunications infrastructure. He has significant experience in syndicated debt financings, including term loan B, mezzanine and holdco financings, with a particular focus on acquisition financings for private equity M&A transactions in the E&I sector.

“We have a robust transaction pipeline across all E&I assets, and we’re delighted to add finance talent like John to help us meet client demand,” said Blake H. Winburne, head of Orrick’s global Energy & Infrastructure practice.

“Orrick has an incredibly talented and collaborative team – and a reputation for working on some of the most innovative transactions in the market. I’m excited to join them and help grow the E&I practice,” said John.

John is the fourth addition to Orrick’s global Energy & Infrastructure practice this year. The firm has also added energy tax expert Mike Masri from Norton Rose Fulbright and PPP authority Vincent Casey from Ashurst, both in New York, as well as E&I advisor Hannah Roscoe from Herbert Smith Freehills in London.

Orrick is recognized by Chambers Global for excellence across 20 areas related to energy and infrastructure. The firm was named a Law360 Project Finance Group of the Year for 2018 – for the fifth time.