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.