New York-based law firm Chadbourne & Parke has announced that renewable energy project finance lawyers Paul J. Kaufman and Evelyn Lim will join the firm as partners in its Los Angeles office, effective Aug. 1.
Kaufman is currently the executive vice president for transactions at enXco. He joined enXco as general counsel in 2008. Previously, he was a regulatory lawyer for the Public Power Council, a trade group of 118 public utility districts, municipal utilities and electric cooperatives and then practiced for 11 years as a lawyer with a firm in Oregon, where he served as counsel for one of the two big coalitions of independent power companies active in California, according to the law firm.
Before Chadbourne, Lim was senior vice president and general counsel at Element Power, a global renewable energy company headquartered in Oregon. Before that, she was general counsel at wind developer First Wind. Previously, she spent eight years as an associate with Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy in New York and Los Angeles.