Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Expands Clean Technology Practice

Adds Renewable Energy Project Finance Expertise

Hires John Pierce and Peter Mostow

Apr 02, 2007, 01:00 ET from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

    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
     (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.

SOURCE Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati