PALO ALTO, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, today announced that it has hired John Pierce and Peter Mostow as partners. Pierce and Mostow bring to the firm a nationally recognized practice representing developers and financing sources involved in renewable energy and biofuel projects in the U.S. and abroad. Both join Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati from Stoel Rives. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040225/SFWSGRLOGO ) "Our clean technology clients increasingly are focused on developing, proving, and deploying new renewable energy and biofuel technologies. In order to meet their needs, it was critical that we add specialized project development and finance expertise," said CEO John Roos. "John and Peter's knowledge and experience in this area adds significantly to our existing clean technology practice and is highly synergistic with our intellectual property, venture capital, and capital markets practices. We are confident they will help us build the leading clean tech practice in this important growth market." Pierce concentrates on the representation of project sponsors and investors in connection with the development and finance of projects involving wind, solar, geothermal, and biomass energy, as well those involving alternative fuels such as ethanol and biodiesel. His practice is both domestic and international in scope, with extensive experience in Southeast Asia, China, and the Middle East. At Stoel Rives, Pierce served as a leader of the renewable energy practice and chair of the biofuels practice. He received his J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law in 1993 and a B.S. from San Francisco State University in 1990. Mostow focuses on energy, natural resources, and environmental law, guiding clients through federal, state, and local siting and environmental permitting processes for wind, geothermal, solar, ocean, and hydroelectric power plants and biofuel facilities. He also represents clients in permitting and environmental matters that arise in sales and financing transactions. Among other associations, Mostow serves as vice-chair of the American Bar Association's Energy Facilities and Siting Committee. At Stoel Rives, Mostow chaired the renewable energy practice. He received his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1993 and was a Fulbright Scholar at J.W. Goethe Universitat in Frankfurt, Germany, in 1989-90. Pierce will be located in the firm's Seattle office, and Mostow will be based in the firm's San Francisco office. About Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati's broad range of services and legal disciplines is focused on serving the principal challenges faced by the management and boards of directors of business enterprises. The firm is nationally recognized as a leader in the fields of corporate governance and finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, securities class action litigation, employment law, intellectual property, and antitrust, among many other areas of law. With long-standing roots in Silicon Valley, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has offices in Austin, New York, Palo Alto, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, and Washington, D.C. For additional information, please visit www.wsgr.com.
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