Evelyn Kim joins DLA Piper's Finance practice in San Francisco

DLA Piper announced today that Evelyn Kim has joined the firm's Finance practice as a partner in San Francisco.

Kim focuses her practice on project finance related to renewable energy generation facilities. She advises clients on the financing, development and acquisition of these facilities, including solar, wind and biomass projects. This includes counseling investors, lenders, private equity firms, independent power producers, sponsors, developers, electric utilities, contractors and equipment suppliers on various aspects of limited-recourse project financing and development in the renewable energy field, as well as in other infrastructure sectors. She also represents investor-owned utilities in infrastructure and transmission projects as well as in solar, wind and biomass projects involving the utilities' non-regulated affiliates.

"Evelyn's broad skillset in project finance and energy matters will boost our capabilities in these key spaces and provide incomparable knowledge and experience in complex infrastructure projects," said John Cusack, global co-chair and US chair of DLA Piper's Finance practice. "She brings a strong track record of success, and her addition will bolster our dynamic Finance practice in the region and across the country."

"As we continue to improve our ability to serve the growing renewable energy market in California, Evelyn's deep understanding of the needs of clients in this sector will be an important component of our platform," said Sang Kim, the firm's regional managing partner for Northern California. "Her work in solar energy and other areas also makes her a valuable resource for our Technology sector practice, and we are pleased to welcome her to the firm."

Kim, who joins from Baker & McKenzie LLP, received her J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law and her B.A. from Cornell University.