James Mann is a finance associate in the San Diego office of Latham & Watkins. Mann has extensive experience in a broad range of transactional project finance and real estate projects, including in connection with construction, power plant development, casino development and real estate acquisition. Mann graduated in 2006 with a J.D./MBA from the University of South California law school and the USC Marshall School of Business, where he was an editor on the Southern California Law Review and graduated Order of the Coif.
Mann has represented Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Jefferies, Morgan Stanley and other leading investment banks in connection with casino financings totaling more than $5.8 billion, including more than $3.9 billion in traditional casino financings in Nevada, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio, and more than $1.9 billion in Indian casino financings in California, New York, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
Mann has also represented numerous lenders and borrowers in connection with the development, financing, acquisition and sale of energy projects totaling more than $2.8 billion with respect to power plants in California, Texas, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Connecticut. In 2013, he helped advise Energy Capital Partners in its acquisition of EnergySolutions for $1.1 billion.
In addition to the acquisition and financing of traditional power plants, Mann has specialized in renewable energy projects and has represented parties in connection with financings of solar projects, wind farm projects, ethanol plants, landfill gas facilities and geothermal projects, including the Hudson Ranch geothermal project at the Salton Sea in California, which was named North American Geothermal Deal of the Year in 2012 by Project Finance Magazine.
Mann has also assisted a number of pro bono clients, including Ashoka -- Innovators for the Public, Junior Achievement, Survivors of Torture, and the Young Professionals Committee of the Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Mann has published numerous articles that are of relevance to his wide client base, including “Financing Renewable Energy Projects in California: Forget About California’s One Action Rule at Your Peril!” published in the firm’s Clean Energy Law Report in 2011, “Beware California’s “’One-Action Rule,’” published in Law360 in 2011, and “Revisiting the One Action Rule for Secured Lenders: Forget About California Real Property at Your Peril.”
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|Nominations Open||September 11|
|Nominations Close||October 31|
|Nominees Published||November 8|
|Finalists Notified||November 11|
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