Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law,
Catholic University Law Review
District of Columbia
American Bar Association
Maritime Law Association
Equipment Leasing and Finance Association
Thompson Coburn LLP
U.S. Maritime Administration
Attorney Advisor, 1998
International Registries, Inc.
Assistant Counsel, 1993-1997
Eileen is a successful negotiator and strategist who focuses on her clients' goals while keeping an eye on the big picture. She is the Managing Partner of the Firm's Washington D.C office.
She advises and negotiates on behalf of foreign and domestic government entities, financial institutions, and mid-sized publicly traded companies in international, asset-based, and project finance transactions; government guaranteed finance; and equipment leasing.
Eileen advises a wide variety of transportation clients on commercial, regulatory and finance matters, including contract and procurement issues and compliance with the requirements of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) financing programs such as the Railroad Rehabilitation & Improvement Financing (RRIF). She counsels large and small companies buying, selling and financing aircraft; negotiating aircraft leases; and navigating aircraft operational issues. In marine transportation, Eileen represents lenders and lessors to marine operating companies and assists such companies with regulatory compliance issues. In this capacity, Eileen represents clients before various DOT agencies.
As outside counsel to the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), Eileen works on corporate and small project financings. Past projects include multiple offshore drilling rigs in Mexico, power plants in Turkey, agricultural and mining equipment in Ukraine, a renewable energy project in Brazil, locomotives in Gabon, vessels and fire engines in Nigeria, and communications equipment in Trinidad and Tobago.
With more than 25 years' experience, Eileen recognizes the importance of engaging with everyone involved in a project—from the engineers to the business people—which helps her balance often-competing needs of departments within a company.
Prior to joining the firm, Eileen was an attorney with MarAd, focusing on the Title XI loan guarantee program. She also served as counsel for International Registries, Inc. (IRI) at the time that IRI served as corporate and maritime administrator for the Republics of Liberia and the Marshall Islands.
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