Senior energy finance lawyer Catherine Hood, who was a partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman for seven years, has joined Bracewell’s corporate and securities group in New York.

Hood, who started at Bracewell as a partner on June 17, has more than 30 years of experience advising power sector borrowers and lenders not only on project debt but also on offerings of unsecured notes, first mortgage and collateral trust bonds, green bonds, tax-exempt financings, high yield debt, specialty retail products and common and preferred equity.

Before joining Pillsbury, she was a partner at Dewey & LeBoeuf and its predecessor Dewey Ballantine. She had been with Thelen Reid & Priest and its predecessor Reid & Priest before that. 

"We're excited to welcome Cathy to the New York team," said Daniel S. Connolly, managing partner of Bracewell's New York office, in a statement. "Her arrival adds depth to our bench of energy and finance lawyers, both in New York and throughout the firm."

Bracewell recently lost three partners from its energy transactions team to Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, including former co-head of power, trading and renewables John Klauberg (PFR, 4/4).

But the firm has also strengthened its bench in New York with the additions of Fernando J. Rodriguez and Nicolai J. Sarad, who joined last March (PFR, 3/19/18). Sarad was co-head of Pillsbury’s projects team, while Marin has particular experience handling projects in Latin America and Spain and is qualified to practice Spanish as well as New York law. 

Pillsbury, meanwhile, hired Mona Dajani from Baker & McKenzie in January to lead its global energy and infrastructure practice (PFR, 1/22).

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