First Wind Announces Senior Management Appointments
Wilson also played a significant role in building the firm, serving as the Debevoiseâ€™s deputy presiding partner from 1993 to 1998. For above 35 years, Wilsonâ€™s practice at Debevoise was wide-ranging representing clients in mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings and other complex corporate transactions and international corporate matters. Wilson also served as chief financial officer of Debevoise from 1980 to 1988, 1991 to 1993 and then again from 2001 to 2008. â€œWe are very excited to welcome Paul. He brings a deep and broad level of experience to First Wind, from complex financial transactions to the challenges of corporate growth,â€ said Paul Gaynor, president and chief executive officer of First Wind. â€œFirst Wind will directly benefit from Paulâ€™s strong background and a mix of excellent business judgment, professional skill and integrity.â€ â€œJoining First Wind is a unique opportunity for me to work in the important area of renewable energy with a terrific management team,â€ said Mr. Wilson. â€œAfter many years of being outside counsel, I look forward to the new challenges of having an in-house role.â€ â€œWe wish Paul every success as he moves to this new stage of his career,â€ said Martin Frederic Evans, presiding partner of Debevoise. â€œWhile we will miss Paul as a partner, we look forward to keeping in touch with him as he contributes to the growth of this dynamic company.â€ Evelyn Lim will continue to be an integral member of the First Wind leadership team working with Paul Wilson. Currently, he is general counsel of the company.Wilson received his A.B. in international relations from Brown University, his LL.B. cum laude from Columbia Law School and his M.B.A. from Columbia Graduate School of Business. At Columbia Law School, he served as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and chairman of the Moot Court Committee. Wilson also served as law clerk to Judge Edmund L. Palmieri of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Wilson is married, with four children and five grandchildren.