Richard Filosa is the deputy practice group leader for the Morgan Lewis project finance and infrastructure practice. He advises clients on the development, construction, project financing, and transfer of electric generating facilities and other infrastructure projects. He counsels developers, investors, sponsors, financial institutions, and contractors through US and international infrastructure project finance ventures. He works with clients on every phase of project development and financing, from initial project structuring, development and permitting, to the negotiation and closing of construction and permanent financing arrangements. Richard also advises clients on mergers and acquisitions involving power production facilities and portfolios of power production assets. In connection with his project development and project financing work, he advises clients on engineering, procurement, and construction contracts, equipment purchase agreements, operations and maintenance agreements, long-term service agreements, fuel supply contracts, power purchase contracts, and construction and permanent financing arrangements. Richard brings his engineering background to his work with clients. In his previous career, he worked as an environmental engineer for the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Before that, he was an engineer with Stone & Webster Engineering Corporation, providing engineering and management support for various industrial, municipal, infrastructure and power projects.