Polsinelli welcomes attorney David Streicker as a shareholder in the firm’s Business department where he will focus his Energy practice on all aspects of complex project finance and development. Prior to joining the firm, Streicker served as general counsel and ethics officer for the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Development (DCEO), the state’s primary economic development agency.
“The energy industry is an important focus for Polsinelli and we’re pleased that with David we have the opportunity to further expand the firm’s energy practice in the growing Midwest market,” said Polsinelli Energy Chair Frank A. Caro, Jr. “With the firm’s expanded resources and depth of experience, the firm’s platform is right on track with where we want to be as we continue to serve our existing and future clients.”
The Polsinelli Energy practice consists of attorneys in Chicago, Denver, Kansas City, Overland Park, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. Clients range from investor owned utilities and electric cooperatives, oil and gas producers, and national and international renewable energy companies.
Streicker advises domestic and international clients on a wide range of energy issues, including public sector financial participation, tax credits, public and private partnerships, negotiation of power purchase agreements, environmental and natural resources regulation, land use and property rights, among others. In his capacity as DCEO general counsel, he was the state’s lead attorney for all major development projects.
In addition to his project development experience, Streicker also is an experienced litigator, having tried many matters in both state and federal courts, along with administrative hearings, binding arbitrations and mediations. He was appointed a special attorney general while with DCEO to protect the department’s interests before the Illinois Commerce Commission and for grant funds recovery matters.
“I was attracted to Polsinelli because of the strength of its experienced energy team and excellent reputation for high quality work,’ Streicker said. “The firm has identified the energy as a key future growth area. With its energy project development footprint in key Midwest states as well as Texas, Arizona and California, Polsinelli offers an outstanding opportunity for expansion of my practice.”
Streicker earned his law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1999 and his B.A. degree from Miami University in 1996. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Wind Energy Association and the Electric Power Conference Advisory Board.