Mark Riedy Joins Mintz Levin

Mark Riedy has joined Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo as a member of the firm’s corporate practice and energy/cleantech practice. He previously was a partner with Andrews Kurth LLP.

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Building on its leadership position in Energy and Clean Technology, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. announced that Mark J. Riedy has joined the firm’s Washington D.C. office as a Member in the Corporate Practice and Energy and Clean Technology Practice Group.

Before joining Mintz Levin, Mr. Riedy was a Partner with Andrews Kurth, LLP.

While at Andrews Kurth, Mr. Riedy assisted to build a global project development and asset finance practice group where he represented clients from around the globe in various industries including energy, environment, communications, infrastructure, manufacturing and technology. His clients include companies based in the United States, as well as in India, Asia and other foreign countries.

Throughout his 30-year career, Mr. Riedy has represented domestic and international clients in negotiating and drafting project development and debt and equity financing contracts and in general corporate transactions including acquisitions, mergers, private placements and the establishment of new entities.

He has counseled clients with respect to tax and technology issues including outsourcing and licensing as well as investment fund structuring matters including infrastructure, venture capital, private equity and hedge funds. In addition, he has vast experience handling regulatory and legislative issues and a variety of international issues including import duty classification and export licensing.

“Mark can offer our clients a global view of the renewable energy sector from his experience working with companies around the world. At the same time, he is keenly aware of domestic issues and trends that impact our clients businesses,” said Thomas R. Burton, III, a Member in Mintz Levin’s Corporate Practice and founder and current chair of its Energy and Clean Technology Practice Group.

“In addition to his expertise in the energy field, Mark’s experience working with private equity and venture capital firms further bolsters our corporate capabilities in the Washington, D.C. office,” added, Managing Member Susan Berson of the Washington, D.C. office and a Member of the Mintz Levin’s Health Law Practice.

Mr. Riedy has experience representing clients in international disputes before US and foreign agencies and courts including: anti-dumping, countervailing duties, export controls, sanctions, anti-bribery/US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and other enforcement actions. In addition, he advises clients on general investment into and out of the United States.

Mr. Riedy is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Georgetown University Law Center. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia. He is a member of the American Bar Association and the former vice chair of their Alternative Energy Committee. He is a former member of the Global Energy Task Force of The Council on Foreign Relations. He is also a member of the Federal Bar Association, Federal Energy Bar Association, South Asia Bar Association and Green Tech Executive Committee of the Northern Virginia Technology Council.

Mr. Riedy is active in a number of organizations including the US-India Business Council, American Council on Renewable Energy, Clean Fuels Development Coalition, Indian American Republican Council, South Asia Regional Energy Coalition and the US-Pakistan Business Council, and where he serves as the general counsel of each of these organizations.

About Mintz Levin Mintz Levin’s Energy and Clean Tech Practice Group has closed over 100 transactions in this sector since January 2006, including more than 35 in 2008 alone. The group has completed 23 transactions to date in 2009 These include venture capital transactions (representing companies and investors), initial public offerings and follow-on offerings, private placements, mergers and acquisitions, and technology licensing and joint venture transactions, totaling approximately $2 billion in transaction value. With over 175 energy and clean tech clients, the group provides comprehensive advice to mature companies and innovative pioneers.

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