Since joining Mayer Brown in 1978, David Bloom has earned widespread recognition as a skilled and knowledgeable regulatory attorney who concentrates his practice on transactions in the energy sector. His counsel is sought by some of the nation’s leading sector-focused investors, lenders, energy producers, and large-scale energy consumers.
David advises clients across a broad spectrum of industry issues, providing informed counsel on matters of investment and funding, acquisitions, complex purchase and service agreements, and federal and state regulatory concerns. Particular areas of activity include investments in the energy sector, natural gas and power marketing, natural gas and oil storage and transportation, and electric generation and transmission.
In the course of his practice, David represents:
- Financial institutions (commercial banks, investment banks, and hedge funds) relative to equity and tax equity investments in the energy sector and investment-related federal and state regulations. Representation includes pre-acquisition review of regulatory and contractual issues, review and negotiation of power purchase agreements, preparation of regulatory filings, and development of post-acquisition compliance plans
- Natural gas shippers in the negotiation of long-term gathering, storage and transportation agreements with pipeline projects
- Lenders engaged in financing oil and natural gas pipeline projects, natural gas storage projects, and electric generating facilities
- Commercial companies in the negotiation of energy purchase contracts.
- Utility and corporate entities in proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the US Department of Energy, and other government agencies
- Clients aiming to develop energy-related legislation and legislative strategies
David was the Assistant Editor and Articles Editor of Energy Law Journal from 1984–1999.