Robert Pender is an internationally recognized lawyer specializing in energy and infrastructure projects, with a focus on power, carbon capture, and renewables. He has worked on more than $25 billion in transactions located throughout North America, Central and South America, and South Asia. Pender's notable achievements include closing over three billion dollars in deals in 2010 alone, representing PRC state-owned enterprises, which resulted in 600 MW power deal now under construction in the Philippines. He also negotiated the largest sovereign loan ever undertaken by the Republic of Ecuador, with proceeds dedicated to a 2,000 MW hydro project in Ecuador.
Pender is currently a Managing Partner of Venture Global Partners and Venture Global LNG, and has over ten years of experience at Hogan Lovell's global Energy and Natural Resources team. Pender's background includes a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. in History from Middlebury College.
In addition to his professional experience, Pender has served as a pro bono counsel at the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission and provided legal and transactional support to the Government of Haiti. He also worked as a staff assistant on the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics and on the White House Staff as a law clerk in the Office of Counsel to the President during law school.