M. Elizabeth Dubeck


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Liz Dubeck focuses her practice on project finance, infrastructure development, public-private partnerships, real estate development, and leasing.

Liz represents both public and private project sponsors, developers and investors in public-private partnership transactions involving transportation infrastructure assets, including seaports, airports and rail facilities, and including in particular the privatization of governmentally-owned assets. She also represents project sponsors and financial institutions in financings of infrastructure and related projects.



  • French

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” by The Legal 500 US for Project Finance (2023)
  • Ranked by Chambers Global for Projects: PPP (2023)
  • Ranked by Chambers USA for Projects: PPP (2022-2023)
  • Featured as Highly Regarded by IFLR100 in the areas of Project Finance and Project Development (2020-2021)
  • Recognized as “Up & Coming” by Chambers Global for Projects: PPP (2021-2022)
  • Recognized as “Up & Coming” by Chambers USA for Projects: PPP (2020-2021)
  • Selected as a Project Finance MVP by Law360 (2019)
  • Named among the “Top Women Lawyers” by the Daily Journal (2017, 2020)
  • Named to the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Most Influential Women Lawyers in Los Angeles list (2017)
  • Recommended by The Legal 500 US for Project Finance (2018-2022)


Bar Admissions

  • California


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2006
  • Yale University, B.A., Political Science, 2002

Professional Activities


  • Honorable Samuel H. Mays, Jr., US District Court, Western District of Tennessee


  • American Bar Association


  • Panelist, “Lessons Learned from the Financing Side of the $4.2 Billion Terminal 6 JFK Airport Project,” P3 Airport Summit (May 2023)
  • Moderator, “When Airlines Consider P3s, What Do They Look For?,” P3 Airport Summit (July 2019)

Author or Co-Author

  • Represented a large US port in various financing transactions
  • Advised governmental agencies in the development of transportation infrastructure assets
  • Represented the investor group in the financing and development of an airline passenger terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York (JFK)
  • Advised the winning bidder in negotiating a long-term concession to operate a major US airport
  • Counseled a major US grocer in acquisitions, leasing and real estate-related matters

Press Releases

In the News

Sports Business Journal: Increased Sophistication is Leading to New Mixed-Use Development Business Models, Energizing Teams, their Fan Bases and Tenants

May 29, 2023

Infrastructure Investor: JFK’s Terminal 6 Project Reaches US$4.2bn Financial Close

November 22, 2022

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

The American Lawyer: More Than 2,000 Women Partners Issue Call to Action Post-‘Dobbs’

June 27, 2022


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