Gibson Dunn Adds Energy and Infrastructure Partner Robert Nelson in San Francisco

October 19, 2017

​Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Robert L. Nelson, Jr. has joined the San Francisco office as a partner.  Formerly a partner with Shearman & Sterling, he will continue his international energy and infrastructure practice.

“We are very pleased to welcome Bob to the firm,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “Bob’s energy and projects practice complements our energy practice, which we expanded significantly this year with the opening of our Houston office and the election of a partner to lead our energy practice in Europe.  Bob’s experience in India and Asia also fits well with the types of matters that we are handling in Asia and our broader infrastructure practice.”

“Bob is a strong addition to the firm,” said Charles Stevens, Partner in Charge of the San Francisco office.  “He has considerable cross-border transactional experience in the areas of energy, infrastructure, technology, and private equity.  He brings additional senior level capacity to our corporate practice in the Bay Area and firmwide.”

“I am looking forward to joining my new partners,” said Nelson.  “I was drawn to Gibson Dunn not only for the skill and reputation of its attorneys, but also because of the firm’s emphasis on collaboration and collegiality.”


About Robert L. Nelson, Jr. 

Nelson focuses his energy and infrastructure practice on project construction, development, and finance, as well as joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity work in power, oil and gas, mining and infrastructure.  He also has substantial experience in related dispute resolution work.

He has worked extensively on energy and infrastructure projects in the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe and the MENA region.  He has significant experience with India-related matters, including energy and infrastructure, defense, life sciences, private equity, real estate and dispute resolution.

Before joining Shearman & Sterling as a partner in 2013, Nelson was a partner with Akin Gump.  He received a master’s degree in international finance from Princeton University in 1980 and his law degree also in 1980 from Columbia Law School, where he was a member of the Journal of Transnational Law and an International Fellow.