Lucas F. Torres is a partner in the New York office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers worldwide. Mr. Torres has extensive experience representing issuers and underwriters in all aspects of domestic and international capital markets transactions, with a particular focus on financings and corporate transactions by utilities and other energy companies, including one of the largest investor-owned electric utility systems in the United States. He also has significant experience advising public and private corporate clients in mergers and acquisitions, securitizations, sale leaseback transactions, tax exempt financings, corporate governance and securities law compliance and reporting. In addition to being a member of the firm’s diversity committee and the New York office hiring committee, Mr. Torres also leads the firm’s utility practice subgroup.

Mr. Torres is a 1986 graduate of Yale University where he earned a B.S. in Engineering Sciences (Electrical). He received his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1991. He is currently on the board of directors of the Council of Urban Professionals and a member of the Hispanic Lawyers Society of New York. A resident of Scarsdale, New York, Mr. Torres and his wife Laura have one daughter, Emily, who is a junior at Vanderbilt University.