Sam is Practice Lead / Senior Director for Energy at the Millennium Challenge Corporation, a US government agency whose mission is to reduce poverty through economic growth. He oversees the development and implementation of all MCC investments in the energy sector in partner countries, including, among others, Tanzania, Malawi, Indonesia, Liberia, Ghana, Benin, Sierra Leone, Nepal, Kosovo, Senegal, Burkina Faso and The Gambia.
Sam began his career as a project development and finance lawyer at Chadbourne & Parke LLP (now Norton Rose Fulbright LLP) in Washington, DC where he advised foreign governments, project developers, commercial lenders, equity and tax equity investors, as well as export credit, bilateral and multilateral agencies in the development and financing of power, oil and gas, and transport projects in and outside the US. He then worked at MCC as Assistant General Counsel for International Operations, overseeing the legal aspects of MCC’s assistance to its partner countries such as Cape Verde, Mongolia and the Philippines. Sam returned to Chadbourne as Counsel to focus on representing developers and lenders to solar, wind and gas-fired power projects as well natural gas liquefaction projects before rejoining MCC in 2014.
Sam holds a LL.M. and J.D., from Georgetown University Law Center and received his B.S. in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
- Europe, Asia and the Pacific
- Latin America
- Aid Effectiveness
- Climate-Resilient Development
- Finance, Investment & Trade
- Public Private Partnerships
- Sustainable Development Goals