Rising Star: Holland & Knight's Lara Rios
Finance and Energy Partner Lara Rios was recently recognized as a Law360 Rising Star. Ms. Rios helped secure one of the first sustainability-linked loans in Latin American history and was instrumental in connecting five liberal arts colleges to a solar energy farm in New England, earning her a spot as one of five project finance practitioners under age 40 honored this year.
Ms. Rios finds meaning and purpose in her project finance deals and sees her personal interests aligned with the kinds of deals she negotiates on a day-to-day basis. "I'm very invested in clean energy and clean technology and how they contribute to bettering our world and leaving a better world for our children," she said. The work she does also gives her a chance to travel more. "I've traveled the world working on projects. I've spent a lot of time in Latin America and really seeing the contributions infrastructure has on people's way of life."