O’Melveny Worldwide

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.

In addition, Liz advises developers, tenants, and lenders in the acquisition, development, sale, leasing, and financing of real estate assets, including retail centers, business centers, infrastructure projects, and agricultural property.

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  • 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
  • Represented a large owner, operator, and developer of major retail properties in the acquisition of shopping center properties
  • Advised a major lender in creating various secured debt facilities and placements


  • French


Bar Admissions

  • California


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

Honors & Awards

  • Ranked by Chambers USA for Projects: PPP (2022-2024)
  • Recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” by The Legal 500 US for Project Finance (2023-2024)
  • Ranked by Chambers Global for Projects: PPP (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)

Professional Activities


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


  • American Bar Association


  • Panelist, “Opening Plenary: Multi-Modal Transportation Outlook,” Transportation Infrastructure Summit (June 2024)
  • 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)

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