David Schwartz is a partner in the Finance Department of Latham & Watkins’ Washington, D.C. office. He serves as Global Chair of the Energy Regulatory & Markets Practice, is a member of the Project Finance Practice, and former Co-Chair of the firm’s Global Power Industry Group. He has extensive experience representing entities involved in electric generation, transmission and distribution, electric and gas marketing and trading, and gas transportation and distribution.
Mr. Schwartz has been active in the formation of the developing electricity markets in the United States; led transactional and regulatory teams in mergers and acquisitions and divestitures of energy companies and assets; litigated contract, rate, and transmission access disputes; and drafted federal and state energy legislation. He also has extensive experience in negotiating power purchase and sale agreements, electric transmission agreements, natural gas transportation agreements, energy management agreements, and electric and gas interconnection agreements.