Jerry Farano is a partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a member of the Corporate Transactions Practice Group and concentrates his practice on transactional matters in the energy industry, advising clients on domestic and international M&A, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and energy and infrastructure development projects.
Jerry has considerable experience with energy-related mergers and acquisitions, particularly in the sale and purchase of renewable, fossil fuel, and nuclear generation assets. During the course of his career, Jerry has advised strategic and financial buyers and sellers on the purchase, sale, or development of more than 10,000 MW of wind generation, 10,000 MW of solar generation, 4000 MW of nuclear generation, and 10,000 MW of fossil fuel generation assets having an aggregate value in excess of $100 billion. In the last five years he also has been involved with the development of some of the world’s largest and most complex solar and wind projects.
Jerry’s practice includes advising clients on significant electric transmission and other energy infrastructure projects. He has been active in structuring, drafting, and negotiating agreements involving stock and asset sales; controlled and noncontrolled energy investments, joint ventures, project development, engineering procurement, and construction; and acquisition financing on behalf of multinational companies and state-owned enterprises. In the early to mid 1990s, he worked extensively in connection with the privatization of formerly state-owned Russian enterprises in the banking, oil and gas, steel, and media industries.
Jerry is ranked nationally as a leading Energy transactions lawyer by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and by The Legal 500 in Energy Transactions: Conventional Power and Energy: Renewable/Alternative Power.
Jerry has authored and coauthored many articles on the energy market and has been a member of Law360’s Energy Editorial Advisory Board since 2015.
Georgetown University - 1992 Master of Law
The George Washington University - 1991 Juris Doctor
Bucknell University - 1988 Bachelor of Arts
District of Columbia Bar