Denise Raytis


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Denise Raytis is on the cutting-edge of infrastructure financing, designing public-private-partnership deals that are redefining the industry. She has worked with clients on a variety of project finance and development transactions for universities, museums, and landmark commercial buildings.

Denise focuses on infrastructure financing, tax-exempt financing, and project finance and development transactions. She has represented underwriters, nonprofit organizations, corporations, and state and local agencies in a wide range of financings and development projects. Denise also has experience in various aspects of U.S. securities law, securitizations, and mergers and acquisitions.

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized by Chambers USA for Nationwide Projects and Public-Private-Partnerships (2020-2022); Chambers Global for Projects: PPP (2022)
  • Recognized as "Up & Coming" by Chambers Global for Projects: PPP
  • Ranked by IFLR1000 for Project Finance, Project Development and Transport (2019-2021)
  • Recommended by The Legal 500 US for Project Finance (2020-2022)
  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers – Rising Stars in a survey conducted by Law and Politics Media Inc. (2011)


Bar Admissions

  • California


  • Harvard University, J.D., 1997: cum laude, Editor, Harvard Law Review, Volumes 109-110
  • University of California, Berkeley, A.B., History,1993: with high distinction; Phi Beta Kappa; Chancellor’s Scholar; E.F. Kraft Scholar

Professional Activities


  • Honorable Raymond C. Fisher, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2000)

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Global Legal Chronicle: JFK’s US$4.2 Billion New International Terminal 6 Development Project

November 22, 2022

Informed Infrastructure: O’Melveny Advises on US$4.2 Billion Deal to Develop New International Terminal 6 at John F. Kennedy International Airport

November 21, 2022

The Bond Buyer: JFK’s Latest P3 Terminal Deal Marks ‘Final Piece’ of Airport Transformation

November 18, 2022

Infralogic: JFK Terminal 6 P3 Reaches Financial Close

November 17, 2022

Law360: US$4.2B JFK Terminal To Break Ground Next Year, NY Gov. Says

November 17, 2022

Mergers&Acquisitions: Infrastructure Investment Soars as Legislation Looms

July 2, 2021

Reuters: Why Biden’s infrastructure plan has Big Law firms licking their chops

April 13, 2021

Bloomberg Law: Rethinking Infrastructure Finance and Development Under Biden

March 19, 2021

AviationPros Podcast: The Today and Tomorrow of Aviation Infrastructure

March 5, 2021

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