Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP has expanded the transaction and financing capabilities of its Environment and Energy practice group with the addition of Kimberly E. Diamond as a senior attorney residing in the New York City office.
Ms. Diamond brings a unique background that blends complex financing experience with next generation energy knowledge. For over 15 years, she has represented banks, corporations, funds, and others in complex domestic and cross-border multi-million and multibillion-dollar transactions, including ABS and CMBS securitizations, CLOs, acquisition financing, asset-based lending facilities, and other debt financing transactions. Her experience also includes representing private developers and property owners, as well as non-profit organizations, in solar and other renewable energy project financings.
Within the renewable energy and energy policy areas, she serves as Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA’s) Special Committee on Congressional Relations and is immediate past Co-Chair of the ABA’s Renewable, Alternative, and Distributed Energy Resources Committee in the Section of Environment, Energy & Resources. She is also Chair of the New York/New Jersey Chapter of Women of Wind Energy and an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School.
Ms. Diamond is also a thought leader in the renewable energy area. Her numerous articles on offshore wind, onshore wind, climate change, finance, and other renewable energy topics appear in prestigious law reviews, journals, and trade publications. She is also a frequent speaker and is regularly quoted in the media on renewable energy matters.
“Kim adds another level of sophistication to our renewable energy and energy efficiency finance practice as well as strong relationships in both the financial and renewable energy industries,” said Christopher Boyle, chair of the firm’s Environment and Energy Practice Group. “She is a perfect fit for our growing practice assisting companies, institutions and government agencies who are leading the new energy economy – developing, implementing, and facilitating microgrids and distributed generation, pooled energy efficiency finance, and sophisticated strategies for energy commodity procurement and carbon management.”
Prior to joining Drinker Biddle, Ms. Diamond practiced in the securitization and finance groups at major law firms and served as in-house counsel at Credit Suisse, a global investment bank, where she covered the Fixed Income Desk.
Ms. Diamond earned her law degree from Cornell Law School, where she was Articles Editor of the Cornell International Law Journal. She earned her bachelor’s degree, with honors, from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.