Dynda Thomas has had leading roles in structuring and negotiating project finance transactions for energy projects. She has served as sponsor’s, borrower’s and agent’s counsel in numerous transactions, and has acted as trustee’s counsel in commercial trust matters. Dynda has also worked on financings for public companies, project finance transactions, tax equity, back-leverage and securitization transactions.
She has represented sponsors, borrowers and guarantors in financing the development, acquisition, construction and operation of numerous wind, solar, fuel cell and biorefinery projects. Such financings have included recourse and nonrecourse project financings of single project and portfolio facilities.
Dynda also focuses a significant portion of her practice on conflict minerals, responsible sourcing and supply chain transparency. She offers a rare combination of in-depth knowledge and real-world experience across many industry sectors.
She helps organizations analyze legal requirements, develop and implement due diligence procedures, and draft reporting and disclosure – all while being mindful of the various compliance and disclosure risks associated with such efforts. Dynda created and leads the Squire Patton Boggs Conflict Minerals team and is the founder of and contributor to the firm’s Conflict Minerals Law blog.
She focuses on best practices across industries to provide efficient, effective counseling, which includes supply chain investigations and undertaking enterprise risk analysis around responsible sourcing issues.
Dynda is the most recent past chair of the American Bar Association’s Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law Section (now known as the Infrastructure and Regulated Industries Section). She has been recognized as an Ohio Super Lawyer in Law & Politics magazine continuously since 2007.
Memberships and Affiliations:
- Budget Officer and a Vice Chair of the Infrastructure Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions Committee of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Public Utility, Communications and Transportation (PUCAT) Law Section, having also spent one year as chair of the Program Committee and three years as the co-editor of the Section’s newsletter
- Member, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
- University of Cincinnati, J.D., editor, The University of Cincinnati Law Review, editor, Human Rights Quarterly, 1986
- Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights, Human Rights Fellow, 1986
- Miami University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1982
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