Crowell & Moring LLP Adds Energy Lawyer

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Crowell & Moring LLP has added Charles E. Schwenck to its Orange County office as a senior counsel in the firm’s Energy Group. Schwenck comes to the firm from Gordon & Rees, and has more than 40 years of experience handling transactions in the energy, natural resources, and construction industries. His clients include developers, owners, operators, contractors, and investors, whom he assists on a broad range of commercial transactions concerning the development, financing, acquisition/disposition, and operation of energy and other infrastructure projects.

“Charles brings extensive experience advising clients in a variety of industries and will add new transactional capabilities to our already thriving Energy Group,” said Angela B. Styles, chair of Crowell & Moring. “He will be a tremendous asset to our clients.”

In addition to his 30 years of experience in private practice, Schwenck has held senior positions at major firms in the energy and construction industries, including as General Counsel of Fluor Corporation, Division Counsel of Bechtel Group’s largest division, and as Chief Legal Officer of a significant energy and construction conglomerate. He has handled more than $100 billion in major project transactions, including the 1,960-mile Bolivia-to-Brazil natural gas pipeline and several large power plants in Brazil served by the pipeline.

Schwenck received his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and his B.S. from the University of California, Berkeley.

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