Christopher Hargett is an associate in the Energy and Infrastructure practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s New York office. He focuses on project development and finance, private equity, private placement offerings, asset acquisitions and dispositions, workouts and other corporate transactions related to renewable energy, the energy transition, conventional power, transportation, and telecommunications. Mr. Hargett represents sponsors and lenders, including major corporations, developers, equity investors, private equity funds, institutional investors, banks, and financial institutions.
Before joining Paul Hastings, Mr. Hargett served as Director, Energy Policy & Regulatory Affairs at Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (“Con Edison”). He was responsible for developing and executing on the company’s federal, state and local regulatory strategies, with a particular focus on clean energy policies, renewables and new technologies, wholesale electricity markets and electricity and natural gas infrastructure planning. Prior to joining Con Edison, Mr. Hargett served as Manager, Federal Regulatory Affairs at the Edison Electric Institute in Washington, D.C., and began his career as an economist and policy advisor at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
- Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2021
- Johns Hopkins University, M.A., 2012
- University of North Carolina at Greensboro, B.A., 2007
- Represented the lead arrangers, agents, and lenders on a $460 million construction to term facility and tax equity financing structure for a 300 MW wind project in Texas.
- Represented the lead arrangers, agents, and lenders on a $135 million term loan for the refinancing of three operating wind projects in Pennsylvania.
- Represented the lead arrangers, agents, and lenders on a $600 million credit facility for the acquisition and refinancing of a portfolio of 10 operating natural gas-fired power plants located in California.
- Represented the lead arrangers, agents, and lenders on a $315 million term loan for the refinancing of a natural gas-fired power plant in New Mexico.