Jesse Van Genugten is an associate in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. He is a member of the firm’s Project Development & Finance Practice.

Mr. Van Genugten represents a variety of financial institutions, sponsors, and developers in connection with project financings, acquisition financings, and other energy and infrastructure-related secured lending and tax equity transactions.

He maintains an active pro bono practice, representing individuals seeking asylum and working on other immigration-related matters.

Mr. Van Genugten also regularly publishes law review articles and has written pieces featured in the Berkeley Business Law Journal, the Georgetown Journal of International Law, the Review of Litigation, and the Georgetown Law Journal.

Mr. Van Genugten’s experience includes representing:


  • Sponsor in the tax equity financing of an offshore wind project
  • Apex Clean Energy in the construction debt and tax equity financing of the 225 MW Great Pathfinder Wind Project in Iowa
  • Sponsor in the debt financing of two utility scale solar and battery projects in California
  • Lenders and lead arrangers in the construction debt and tax equity financing of a 265.5 MW wind project in Texas
  • Tax equity investor in the project financing of a 110 MW solar project in Texas
  • Mezzanine lenders in connection with the financing of the 210 MW Cerro Dominador project located in Chile
  • Noteholders in the private placement and issuing banks in the letter of credit facility to finance the acquisition of a controlling interest in a portfolio of 13 wind and solar projects*
  • Lenders in connection with the back-leverage financing of an interest in a portfolio of 13 wind and solar projects*
  • Development financial institutions in refinancing of geothermal power project in Latin America*


  • Venture Global in its approximately US$21 billion project financing for Plaquemines LNG project located in Louisiana; the transaction was awarded Americas LNG Deal of the Year for 2022 by Project Finance International


  • Orion Infrastructure Capital in financing of the Bakersfield biofuels refinery
  • United States Department of Transportation on the refinancing of a US$465 million secured TIFIA loan to fund construction costs for the US$1.2 billion reconstruction of the I-70 East corridor in Colorado*


  • Commercial banks in financings of metals inventories*
  • BofA Securities and the other underwriters in notes offering by Penske Automotive Group*
  • Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., and BMO Capital Markets Corp. in private placement by a subsidiary of Coronado Global Resources Inc.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • New York


  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 2019
    cum laude, Articles Editor, Georgetown Journal of International Law
  • BA, Cornell University, 2016
    Dean's List

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch