News Release

Locke Lord Expands Energy and Renewables Capabilities With Addition of Michael Malfettone as Partner

June 29, 2020

(AUSTIN) June 29, 2020Michael Malfettone has joined Locke Lord’s Austin office as Partner in the Firm’s Energy Practice Group. Malfettone will also build upon the Firm’s Renewable Energy Section, bringing experience in a wide range of corporate and financing transactions. Malfettone will relocate to the Firm’s New York office in coming months.

“Mike brings to Locke Lord experience in the energy and private equity sectors, and particularly in the growing renewable energy industry,” said Bill Swanstrom, Co-Chair of Locke Lord’s Energy Practice Group. “He is a talented lawyer with proficiency across the energy value chain that will enhance our ability to service our broad list of clients.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Mike to our renewables group, where he will be a key contributor to this rapidly growing segment,” said Ben Cowan, Chair of the Firm’s Renewable Energy Section. “His experience in project finance and M&A involving wind, solar and storage projects enables us to expand our client ‎offerings and strengthen our thriving renewables practice.”

Malfettone, who joins Locke Lord from Husch Blackwell LLP, focuses his energy practice in the renewable power, clean energy technologies and midstream natural gas industries throughout the United States and internationally. His experience encompasses all aspects of the acquisition, development and financing of wind, solar and natural gas projects, as well as joint venture transactions, offtake agreements and other development and construction contracts. Malfettone’s corporate practice also includes assisting clients with matters related to business formation and structuring, corporate governance, debt and equity financing, acquisitions and other commercial and strategic transactions.

“Locke Lord’s established and dynamic Energy practice, complete with a robust Renewable Energy Section, is an ideal fit for my skill set and experience,” Malfettone noted. “I look forward to growing my practice at the Firm, collaborating with this well-respected team and leveraging the Firm’s global energy offerings to further support my clients in an ever-evolving industry.”

Locke Lord is one of the world's preeminent energy law firms. The Firm has built one of ‎the ‎nation’s leading practices representing developers, investors and lenders ‎in the development, ‎sale, ‎purchase, financing and operation of renewable energy projects of all ‎types across North ‎America. In addition, the Firm regularly represents major and independent oil and gas ‎companies, midstream and pipeline companies, traditional power generation companies, ‎refineries and petrochemical operations, oil and gas service companies and other energy-related ‎companies, both domestically and internationally.‎


About Locke Lord LLP
Locke Lord is a full-service law firm with global reach and 21 offices designed to meet clients’ needs in the United States and around the world. The Firm has a history that spans more than 130 years and is a leader in the middle market arena. Locke Lord focuses on providing the highest levels of commitment, quality and service to clients across its five Key Sectors: Energy and Infrastructure; Finance and Financial Services; Insurance and Reinsurance; Pharmaceutical; and Private Equity. In addition, the Firm advises clients across a broad spectrum of other industries, including fund formation, venture capital, health care, public finance, real estate, technology, cybersecurity and white collar, while providing a wealth of experience through its complex litigation, intellectual property, tax, regulatory and transactional teams.