June 1, 2022

Milbank Grows Global Project, Energy and Infrastructure Finance Group in Los Angeles with Partner Michael Klaus


Milbank LLP is pleased to announce that leading renewable energy attorney Michael D. Klaus has joined the Los Angeles office as a partner in the firm’s Global Project, Energy and Infrastructure Finance Group.

“We are pleased to welcome Mike, an incredibly talented renewables lawyer, to Milbank,” said Milbank Chairman Scott A. Edelman. “Michael’s addition complements the strategic expansion of our renewables practice over the last few years and contributes to our growing global project finance offerings more broadly.”

Mr. Klaus focuses his practice on the financing and sale of renewable energy projects. He has significant experience with every aspect of the acquisition, development and financing of energy and infrastructure projects across a range of technologies, including solar, wind and battery storage projects. His notable transactions include representing financial institutions in the financing of several of the largest or first-of-their-kind projects in the United States.

Michael Duff, co-managing partner of Milbank’s Los Angeles office, said: “We look forward to welcoming Mike to the Los Angeles office. Mike’s understanding of market dynamics within the US and across the globe will hold great value for our teams as we collaborate on innovative transactions across practices.”

“Bringing over a decade of experience as a project finance attorney, Mike is an important addition to our team as we continue to grow our renewables practice in Los Angeles,” added Daniel D. Bartfeld, practice group leader of the firm’s Global Project, Energy and Infrastructure Finance Group. “As new government incentives and global energy challenges abound, investors are more eager than ever for alternative sources of energy. Mike’s specialty in renewables will be invaluable as we continue to engage our clients on their largest, most sophisticated and cutting-edge transactions.”

“I am thrilled to join Milbank’s Global Project, Energy and Infrastructure Finance Group,” said Mr. Klaus. “The firm has built a prestigious practice with tremendous breadth globally. I look forward to working with the team and our clients to support the continued growth of the renewable energy market.”

Mr. Klaus joins Milbank after eight years at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, where he was a partner for the past five years. He received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.