We talked with Clint Vince, chair of the Dentons LLP Energy sector
Clint Vince is the chair of Dentons LLP’s Energy sector. Clint has directed the expansion of the U.S. energy team into a global practice that includes more than one thousand professionals in fifty-eight countries. It offers a full range of services to energy industry clients. His experience involves major project development, legislative and regulatory advocacy, and litigation and appellate cases, including U.S. Supreme Court advocacy.
As the City of New Orleans’ lead federal trial counsel for more than three decades, Clint is credited with helping to save several billion dollars for the ratepayers of the city. He assisted with the rebuilding of the City’s electric and natural gas systems after they were devastated by Hurricane Katrina and flooding caused by the related levee failures.
PUF’s Pat McMurray: You’ve said that your work for the City of New Orleans is one of your most professionally rewarding experiences. How did you get involved with the City of New Orleans?
Clint Vince: New Orleans was facing enormous cost overruns on the Grand Gulf Nuclear Station. They had no major local law firms with energy expertise that didn’t already work for the utility that had built Grand Gulf. They did a competitive selection process with law firms outside of the City.