For the second consecutive year, Mark J. Riedy, a Member of the Corporate & Securities Section and Energy & Clean Technology Practice of Mintz, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., has been named one of the “Top 100 People in Bioenergy” by Biofuels Digest. The leading industry publication based its 2012-2013 rankings on votes submitted by both readers and members of the Digest’s editorial board.
Mr. Riedy shared the top attorney ranking in the voting with Krieg DeVault's, John Kirkwood.
In his more than 35 years of practice, Mr. Riedy has represented clients in domestic and international matters, including energy and infrastructure, project development and debt and equity financing contracts, mergers and acquisitions, technology outsourcing, investment fund structuring, venture capital structuring, and regulatory and legislative issues. He also has represented clients in international disputes before US and foreign agencies, dealing with matters such as anti-dumping, export controls, sanctions, and anti-bribery. Mr. Riedy has counseled renewable and conventional energy clients doing business in more than 50 countries.
Mr. Riedy is one of the founders and general counsel of the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE), the largest domestic and international association of renewable energy and clean tech businesses. Over the years, he has lead the DC Technology Funders, a monthly breakfast meeting which brings together up to 40 venture capital and private equity funders for presentations by new clean tech companies seeking funding. Additionally, Mr. Riedy has served as general counsel and a longtime board member (currently board member emeritus) for the US-India Business Council, the largest US-India business association, general counsel of the Clean Fuels Development Coalition and he is Vice Chairman of the American Bar Association's Project Finance Committee. He has the honor of an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell. In 2012, Mr. Riedy was named one of “Washington, D.C & Baltimore’s Top Rated Lawyers—2012” by Legal Leaders for “Business & Commercial”.
Mr. Riedy received his B.A., summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.
Since January 2006, Mintz attorneys have closed 300 transactions in the energy and clean technology sector including: venture capital transactions (representing companies and investors), initial public offerings and follow-on offerings, private placements, M&A deals, technology licensing and joint venture transactions, totaling approximately $5.4 billion in transaction value. In addition, the group handles the development, financing, and construction of hundreds of megawatts of energy generating facilities.
The Energy & Clean Technology Practice has been ranked #2 nationally among top Clean Technology law firms, according to Watershed Capital Group, and in 2011 the practice was listed as a "Best Law Firm" by U.S. News & World Report, both in Boston and nationally. Recently, the practice was also ranked among the 2012 “40 Hottest Partners in Bioenergy and Bio-based Materials” by Biofuels Digest.