Michelle Pichardo

Managing Associate


Michelle is an associate in the Energy & Infrastructure group in Orrick's Houston office.

Michelle focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, project development and general corporate matters for clients in the oil and gas and renewable energy industries.

    • A private equity firm in a sale of a portfolio of gas storage facilities in Alabama, Mississippi, Texas and New Mexico.
    • A private equity firm in a $402 million sale of upstream oil and gas assets in New Mexico and Colorado.
    • A developer in power purchase agreements with a utility offtaker for seven solar facilities across Pennsylvania.
    • A global alternative investment manager in the sale of a 302 MW wind farm located in Morgan County, Illinois.
    • An infrastructure fund in its equity investments in city-wide open-access fiber networks in Massachusetts and California, and joint venture arrangements relating thereto.
    • An energy-focused private equity firm in the sale of a natural gas transmission business serving Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
    • An energy-focused private equity fund in the acquisition of a wind power generation facility being developed in Illinois.
    • An oil and gas company in a $900 million sale of its Bakken oil & gas assets in North Dakota and Montana.
    • A clean energy operator in a private placement to refinance a portfolio of solar assets in the Western United States.
    • A water management, waste management and energy services company in the $1.25 billion divestiture of its U.S. district energy business.