Mr. Berger was with Skadden Arps in their Washington D.C. office for over thirty years and a partner during that time for over 25 years. Mr. Berger was in Skadden's Los Angeles office from 1989 to 1994, where he headed the firm’s West Coast energy/project finance practice. He has handled both U.S. and international energy/project finance work involving lending institutions, equity participants, and investment banks for over 20 years. In addition, he handled project development work involving federal and state regulatory issues, and contract negotiations pertaining to such subjects as power sales, steam sales, tolling agreements, fuel procurement contracts, and engineering and construction contracts. Before joining Skadden, Mr. Berger was a trial attorney with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). He chaired FERC’s Cogeneration Task Force from 1980 to 1982. He received his BS degree from Cornell University and his JD degree from Vermont Law School.