Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Further Expands
Energy & Infrastructure Finance Practice

- Ira Palgon Brings Exceptional Structured Finance Experience to the Firm -

Alicia Towler White
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

PALO ALTO, CA (June 2, 2014) - Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, is pleased to announce that Ira M. Palgon has become a partner at the firm. Formerly with Covington & Burling and an expert in sophisticated structured finance, Palgon brings complementary skills and experience to the firm's growing energy and infrastructure finance practice. He will be based in the firm's New York office.

"With energy being such a critical factor in the global economy, the firm has made significant recent investments to better serve our clients in this space," said Doug Clark, co-managing partner. "Ira's hire further bolsters the firm's capabilities in this area, as he is a top structured finance practitioner and very well regarded in the New York market, which is a locus for energy and infrastructure finance deals and their sponsoring banks. We are delighted to welcome Ira to the firm and offer his exceptional expertise to our clients."

Palgon's practice encompasses the full spectrum of structured financing transactions, including receivables financing, with a focus on the representation of banks, investment banks, and institutional and private investors in a wide range of industries, including banking, film, shipping, and renewable and traditional energy. In addition, he has substantial experience representing equity investors and lessees in the financing of a broad variety of equipment and facilities, including power plants, wind farms, aircraft, railcars, and ships. Palgon received his J.D. from the New York University School of Law in 1987, and a B.A. from Brooklyn College in 1984.

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