Date: April 6, 2022

This is the final program of our series focusing on careers in international law. The speakers, with experience in private law firms, in-house legal departments of multinational businesses, national governments and academia, will share their insights into career pathways in a world undergoing massive changes. Georgetown J.D. and LL.M. students interested in careers that span borders are encouraged to attend.
This last program will focus on careers in the Project Development and Finance field.


Denise M. Grant is a partner in Shearman & Sterling’s Project Development and Finance Practice. She advises financial institutions; including commercial banks and DFIs, as well as multinational corporations, in their secured and unsecured, domestic and cross-border, private financing activities, with a particular focus on Latin America. Denise’s clients include Bank of America, Banco de Chile, BBVA, Citigroup, CA-CIB, IFC, and SMBC, as well as AES, Gener, American Axle, E.CL, Transelec, Viacom, and the lenders to Latin America oil and gas giants Pemex and Petrobas.

Marissa Leigh Alcala is a partner in the Projects team at Norton Rose Fulbright, and has been with the firm for over 20 years. Based in Washington, DC, her practice focuses on representing multilateral and bilateral agencies, commercial bank lenders, and project developers in international and US domestic project financings and equity transactions, with an emphasis on renewable and clean energy. Marissa received her JD from Georgetown University Law Center in 2000 and has also served as an Adjunct Professor teaching International Project Finance.

Moderated by:

Professor Don De Amicis
Co-Director of the Center for Transnational Business and the Law