New York, NY – September 7, 2004 LAWFUEL – Best for law, la…

New York, NY – September 7, 2004 LAWFUEL – Best for law, law news, legal news, law research – The international law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP announced today that David K. Schumacher has been named Managing Partner of its Houston office. Since 2003, Mr. Schumacher has been fulfilling the role as interim managing partner while serving clients from both the Firms Washington, D.C. and Houston offices.

“David is a proven leader who will continue our strategy to grow and diversify our presence in the Houston market,” said Charles K. O’Neill, the Firm’s managing partner. “Over the years, David has demonstrated strong leadership, strategic thinking, and solid managerial skills, and I have every confidence that he will direct our Houston office into a new era of growth and prosperity.”
Mr Schumacher said he was honored to have been selected to manage such a talented group of lawyers and staff. “I look forward to building upon the Firm’s efforts in the energy capital of the United States, and am committed full time to ensure the continued growth of our Houston office.”

Mr. Schumacher is a member of the project finance practice and represents both lenders to, and developers of, oil and gas projects and independent power projects in the United States, Latin America and Asia. The Houston office, opened in September 2002 to better serve the Firm’s energy clients, plays a pivotal role in the Firm’s project finance group and its oil gas and LNG practice, providing comprehensive legal services to clients throughout the region and the world.

Lawyers in the office have extensive experience in all aspects of energy transactions, including acquisitions and divestitures, general corporate transactions, restructurings and refinancings, project development and bank and capital markets financings. The Houston office is also one of the hubs of the Firm’s LNG and natural gas practice, with special expertise in the structuring, development and financing of production, pipeline and marine transportation and receiving facilities, and commodity sale, purchase, storage and transportation arrangements.

About Chadbourne & Parke LLP

Chadbourne & Parke LLP, an international law firm headquartered in New York City, provides a full range of legal services, including mergers and acquisitions, securities, project finance, corporate finance, energy, telecommunications, commercial and products liability litigation, securities litigation and regulatory enforcement, white collar defense, intellectual property, antitrust, domestic and international tax, reinsurance and insurance, environmental, real estate, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, employment law and ERISA, trusts and estates and government contract matters. The Firm has offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Houston, Moscow, Kyiv, Warsaw (through a Polish partnership), Beijing and a multinational partnership, Chadbourne & Parke, in London. For additional information, visit

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