Chida Named Among New York Law Journal’s 2019 “Distinguished Leaders”

October 21, 2019


NEW YORK—October 21, 2019—O’Melveny partner Junaid Chida has been named to the New York Law Journal’s 2019 “Distinguished Leaders,” which recognizes lawyers in “leadership roles who achieved impressive results in the past year.”

“A true leader knows that it is never about herself or himself—it is always about serving our clients with the highest standards of professionalism and dedication, and addressing their most complex problems in ways that allow them to achieve their objectives in the best manner possible,” Chida told the NYLJ. “And after that, it is always about the team—about ensuring that everyone on the team feels valued and respected and gets the experience and opportunities that they have a right to expect.”

Chida also discussed how the business and profession of law is changing, observing that, “While there have been changes in the profession in the course of my career and the ‘business’ and ‘profession’ aspects have merged to a far greater degree than in the past, what has not changed is that it is always about the clients—first, second, third, fourth, and fifth.” He added: “If lawyers always keep that mantra in mind, they will adapt to whatever changes the profession brings and will thrive.”

Chida offers counseling, structuring, negotiating, and deal management guidance on M&A and financing transactions in the domestic and international markets for a wide range of energy, infrastructure, and transportation assets. With a dominant position in the renewable and clean energy space, he has represented tax-equity investors and other clients in a significant portion of all clean and renewable energy deals done in the United States in the past 15 years.

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