B.A., University of Notre Dame; J.D., Rutgers
Professor Fitzgerald is Of Counsel in Norton Rose Fulbright’s Project Finance Group. Professor Fitzgerald was a partner in the Project Finance Group from 1994 through 2019 (initially with Chadbourne & Parke; Chadbourne combined with Norton Rose Fulbright in 2017). He was a member of Norton Rose Fulbright’s Global Supervisory Board from 2017 through 2019. Prior to joining the firm in 1993, Professor Fitzgerald spent eight years with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (the predecessor of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation), the U.S. development finance institution that provides project financing and political risk insurance in connection with private sector projects in developing countries. At OPIC, he was Associate General Counsel for Finance (OPIC’s chief counsel for its finance program) from 1990-1993, and was Associate General Counsel for Insurance (OPIC’s chief counsel for its political risk insurance program) from 1988-1990. During his career, he has represented multilateral and bilateral development finance institutions, export credit agencies and commercial bank lenders, as well as project developers, in structuring, negotiating and documenting international project financings of energy and infrastructure projects in over 80 developing countries. He has also represented lenders on workouts and bankruptcies, and companies on expropriation claims against foreign governments and under political risk insurance contracts. His pro bono work includes successfully representing two Honduran brothers in obtaining grant of asylum in the U.S. and representing Catholic Relief Services on a project in Guatemala.