Clients look to David Streicker for counsel on complex energy and infrastructure development matters throughout the country. David advises clients on issues including project siting and permitting, project acquisition and related due diligence, public/private partnerships, tax and project finance incentives, power purchase and off-take agreements, gas supply agreements, project operating agreements, environmental and natural resources regulation, utility regulation and related legislative drafting matters, as well as litigation support.
David's energy sector clients include entities developing electric generation assets (waste-to-energy, gas, wind, solar, and CHP), coal conversion projects (CTL and SNG), electric transmission/smart-grid, bio-refining campuses, chemical plants, and mining projects. His transportation related matters center around the development of intermodal and airport related projects.
Prior to joining Polsinelli, David served as general counsel and ethics officer for the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), which is the State of Illinois' primary economic development agency. In this capacity, he was the state's lead attorney for all major development projects, including energy related assets, transportation, brownfields/military base reuse, manufacturing expansion, and headquarters relocation. Among the many matters that David actively participated in while at DCEO was the opportunity to lead the state's legal efforts to successfully land the FutureGen Project – the world's first near zero emission coal fired power plant. This assignment included extensive legislative and project development work, as well as close interaction with various levels of federal, state, and local government. In addition to his project development experience, David is an experienced litigator, having tried many matters in both state and federal courts, along with administrative hearings, binding arbitrations, mediations, and matters before the Illinois Commerce Commission.