David Lieberman

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Lexington Avenue 425
New York 10017 NY US

David Lieberman is a Partner in the Firm’s Corporate Department and chairs the Firm’s Energy and Infrastructure Practice. David was recently recognized as a ​Law360​ 2018 Energy MVP. He has been identified as a leading practitioner by Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500, Which Lawyer? and The International Who’s Who of Lawyers.

David has advised numerous strategic and private equity clients in connection with acquisition, financing and disposition of energy and infrastructure assets, including Blackstone, Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners, Global Infrastructure Partners, EQT Infrastructure, Vistra Energy Corp. and NextEra Energy.

  • Vistra Energy Corp., the parent company for TXU Energy and Luminant, in its combination with Dynegy Inc.
  • Global Infrastructure Partners in its acquisition of NRG Energy, Inc.’s integrated U.S. renewable energy platform
  • Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners in multiple transactions, including its acquisitions of Cologix and euNetworks and in its $1.5 billion redeemable preferred equity commitment to Magnolia LNG LLC
  • Alinda Capital Partners in the sale of its oil terminal business, Houston Fuel Oil Terminal Company to SemGroup Corporation for approximately $2.1 billion
  • Energy Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on investing in North America’s energy infrastructure, in connection with its acquisition of NESCO Rentals from Platinum Equity
  • PPL in connection with its $900 million sale of PPL Montana’s hydroelectric power plants to Northwestern Energy and its sale of the Wallingford and University Park gas-fired power plants and its interest in the Safe Harbor hydroelectric power plant to LS Power
  • Macquarie Infrastructure Partners in connection with its 2013 sale of Global Tower Partners to American Tower Corporation for $4.8 billion, and Blackstone in connection with the prior 2007 sale of Global Tower Partners to Macquarie Infrastructure Partners for $1.4 billion
  • Blackstone in a number of transactions, including its proposed $4.7 billion acquisition of Dynegy Holdings, the acquisition of the GNPower Mariveles Project, and its acquisition of, and continued investment in, Sithe Global Power
  • First Reserve in its investment in GenPower Holdings and subsequent $1.1 billion financing of the Longview coal-fired power plant
  • The initial purchasers and lead arrangers in connection with the $1.2 billion Rule 144A and bank loan financing of Terra Gen’s Alta Wind Projects II–V
  • The lead arrangers in the $300 million financing of SteelRiver’s acquisition of Peoples National Gas from Dominion
  • Elektrizitäts der Stadt Zürich as a lessee in a $1.2 billion leveraged lease financing of hydroelectric facilities in Switzerland
  • InterGen, Ogden Energy and PMR Resources in a $800 million project financing of an electric generating facility located in The Philippines
  • Elektrizitats-Gesellschaft Laufenburg AG as lessee in $600 million of leveraged lease financings of hydroelectric facilities in Switzerland

David joined the Firm in 1989 and was elected to the partnership in 1997. He received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Columbia University in 1986, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In 1989 he earned his J.D. with High Honors from Duke Law School and was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as a staff editor for Law and Contemporary Problems.


  • Duke University School of Law, 1989 J.D.
    • With High Honors; magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Law and Contemporary Problems, Staff Editor (1988-1989)
  • Columbia University, 1986 B.A.
    • magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions : New York 1990


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