Dolly Mirchandani, a project finance specialist formerly of Allen & Overy, will join White & Case’s New York office as a partner, her new firm announced Wednesday.
Mirchandani comes to White & Case after several years as a New York-based partner of Allen & Overy, which she joined in 2012 alongside Kent Rowey, a fellow energy and infrastructure finance lawyer. As of Wednesday, Rowey remained listed as a partner on Allen & Overy’s website, and he did not respond to a request for comment regarding Mirchandani’s move.
Mirchandani has focused on facilitating private investment in public infrastructure projects. Among other work, she advised institutional investors in a $1 billion tax exempt financing in 2012 for California’s Carlsbad Desalination Project, which aims to convert ocean water into drinking water.
In a statement, White & Case touted Mirchandani’s hire as particularly well-timed, citing President Donald Trump’s promises to expand and improve U.S. infrastructure and his support for private investments in those types of projects.
“Dolly is one of the top infrastructure lawyers in the United States and rounds out our premier domestic and global infrastructure practice,” Art Scavone, global head of White & Case’s project finance practice, said in a statement. ”Her specific expertise in transportation and other public infrastructure assets gives us significant strength in a sector where we anticipate strong growth over the near to medium term.”
While Mirchandani’s move constitutes a partner loss at Allen & Overy, Law Journal affiliate Legal Week reported Tuesday that the firm is poised to pick up a New York finance partner in Lawrence Berkovich. Berkovich has been practicing in the New York office of Ashurst, a U.K.-based firm that underwent a restructuring of its U.S. finance practice earlier this year.