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Eric S. Eissenstat – Continental Resources

Though oil and natural gas companies had been mired in the Great Recession, along with so many other industries, an energy renaissance of sorts seemed to be dawning when Eric S. Eissenstat was approached by his friend and longtime client, Harold Hamm, in late 2010. A self-made billionaire and executive chairman and founder of Oklahoma […]

James Gallegos – Alliant Energy

It’s an ambitious goal shared by the state of Wisconsin and an investor-owned public utility: Generate only carbon-free electricity by 2050; gradually move from coal-fired power plants in favor of wind, solar and other renewable sources; and electrify public transit while giving residents plug-in points for electric vehicles. For all this to happen, a creative […]

Mauricio Riveros Habib – Trina Solar

Solar energy is a hot market in Latin America. But getting into that market as an attorney? Not so hot. Just ask Mauricio Riveros Habib, who’s hustled his way into a position with Trina Solar’s operations in Chile and Peru. As legal counsel, he says his healthy competitive edge—honed through athletics—has been an asset for […]

Nancy Washington – New Jersey Resources

Nancy Washington wasn’t your typical sixth-grade Jersey Girl. True, like most kids her age, she chattered incessantly—and minded everyone else’s business—leading her elementary school teacher to believe she’d likely become a lawyer one day. Unlike her peers, however, Washington avidly read the New York Post’s chess column to glean the latest moves, helping her become […]

Rishi Nangia – Sparkfund

After he graduated with degrees in biology and psychology from George Washington University—and with a master’s in public health focusing on epidemiology from Emory University—Rishi Nangia took the next logical step: he applied to medical schools. Except something happened before one of his medical school interviews. “I didn’t think I fit in with everyone else […]

Bass Wallace – TETRA Technologies Inc. and CSI Compressco LP

While Bass Wallace enjoys a respite from a quarter-century tending to complex in-house law at a couple of Texas-based energy services companies with international operations, he reckons he’ll remain active in the industry. He’s got experience in spades to leverage from TETRA Technologies Inc., the Woodlands company from which he recently retired as senior vice […]

Joe Condo – Ørsted

Talk about a pivot: Based just outside of Copenhagen, Denmark, Ørsted has transitioned from fossil fuels to renewable energy in just 10 years—a willing cog in the Scandinavian nation’s trendsetting efforts to go green. For many years, Ørsted’s predecessor company was one of the most fossil fuel intensive energy companies in Europe. Today, it’s ranked […]

Duncan MacKay – Eversource Energy

Thirty years ago, if a power line owned by a utility fell on someone’s house or if a dispute arose with a supplier of critical energy equipment or services, it would’ve tied up the company’s legal team in phone calls, meetings, negotiations and litigation over a number of years. Countless outside attorneys would’ve been brought […]

Matthew McFarlane – Python Holdings

It’s a good thing Matthew McFarlane hates stagnation, because things at Python Holdings are anything but in this thrill ride known as 2020. As its first general counsel, McFarlane arrived at Python just weeks ahead of COVID-19. The transactional, HR and M&A tasks he expected to handle were shifted to a back burner as the […]

Tonya Fleming – Painted Pony Energy

It’s not often the case that when you do your job well, you’re forced to find a new one, but that’s exactly the position that Tonya Fleming found herself in. Fleming, the vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Painted Pony Energy in Calgary, Alberta, says after a promising start and a period of […]

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