Chris Groobey '91 Joins Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Based in Wilson Sonsini's Washington, D.C., office, Groobey will focus on project finance, corporate finance, and merger and acquisition transactions involving the energy and clean technology industries. In addition, he will work closely with the firm's government initiatives practice to help clients develop and execute their government-funding strategies.

Groobey joins the firm from the Washington, D.C., office of Baker & McKenzie, where he was a partner and member of the North American and Global Steering Committees of the banking, finance, and major projects practice. He has particular expertise with respect to syndicated loan and debt capital market transactions; the development, financing, sale, and acquisition of domestic and international energy projects; and arranging capital for new and established energy companies. He has experience with all types of renewable energy technologies, including wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and biogas power generation, first- and next-generation biofuels, and new technologies such as fuel cells, wave power, clean water, and agricultural products. During the course of his practice, he has represented energy and clean technology companies, private equity funds, investment banks, commercial banks, and multilateral agencies in transactions throughout the United States, Latin America, and Asia. Prior to joining Baker & McKenzie, Groobey had practiced law at Chadbourne & Parke's Washington, D.C., and Houston offices and at Perkins Coie's Washington, D.C., office. He earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 1991 and received a B.A. from Hampshire College in 1987.