Danielle Garbien has extensive experience advising clients on power, thermal energy, renewable energy and battery storage projects and related transactions. Danielle’s clients include developers, private equity investors, alternative investment managers, financial institutions and offtakers. With over 20 years’ experience in this active and evolving industry, she counsels clients on projects relating to the development, acquisition, financing, disposition, and/or restructuring of energy and infrastructure projects, as well as complex structured commodity and secured lien-based hedging arrangements. Danielle often represents clients in developing and negotiating asset purchase and sale agreements, membership interest purchase agreements, solar, wind (on- and offshore) and hydrogen long-term energy purchase agreements (including virtual, physical, community choice), EPC contracts, solar module agreements, REC purchase agreements, transfer agreements, turbine supply agreements, operation and maintenance agreements, carbon capture and sequestration arrangements, energy storage arrangements, tolling agreements, capacity contracts, structured revenue put and revenue call options for energy and infrastructure projects located in each major power market in the United States, including ERCOT, SPP, PJM, MISO, CAISO, NYISO and ISO-NE.

In addition, Danielle is active in the renewable fuels market and advises clients on structuring environmental products credit agreements (bespoke and standardized forms) relating to low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) credits, carbon capture allowances (CCA), renewable identification numbers (RINS) and regional greenhouse gas initiatives (RGGIs).

Danielle is currently recommended by The Legal 500 United States in Energy: Renewable/Alternative Power (2021-2023); Energy Transactions: Electric Power, 2023; Project Finance, 2021, 2023. In addition, she was named “Energy, Natural Resources & Mining Lawyer of the Year” at the 2022 Women in Business Law America Awards.

Danielle is an active committee member of the EEI Contract Drafting Committee, the committee that created the EEI Master Power Purchase and Sale Agreement. Danielle is also the co-chair of Bracewell’s Women Network. In addition, she served on the Board of the Women Energy Network Greater NYC chapter and is a former mentor in WEN NYC’s mentor program.