"Clients describe him as 'cool, calm and in control,' adding: 'There was no knee-jerk emotional reaction, just very sensible and effective negotiation.'"Chambers USA 2012

John H. Kenney


John Kenney retired from the partnership in April 2014.  He was a partner in the San Francisco office , and was a member of the firm's Project Finance Practice.

Mr. Kenney represented lenders and developers in all phases of infrastructure project development and finance. He worked on energy projects of all varieties, including geothermal, wind, low sulfur fuel oil, solar, waste coal, waste coal gasification, nuclear, biomass, landfill gas, solid oxide fuel cell and natural gas, and on other industrial facilities, such as paper recycling, LNG and gas manufacturing.

He worked for both lenders, including in multi-tranche transactions, utilities, and developers, from early development and structuring, through contracting and construction, financings (including issuance of public taxable and tax‑exempt debt), refinancings, leases, workouts, and interest rate and currency hedging arrangements.

From 2010 until 2014, Mr. Kenney was consistently recognized as a leading project finance lawyer in both the Chambers USA and Chambers Global Guides. 

  • Education
    • JD, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, 1986
    • BA, University of California, Berkeley, 1983
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