Hunton and Williams bolsters P3 practice

The US law firm welcomes back David Horner whose credentials include a number of senior-level roles at the US Department of Transportation.

Hunton & Williams, an international law firm headquartered in Virginia, has expanded its infrastructure public-private partnerships (PPP; P3) practice, with the return of David Horner.

Formerly a corporate associate at Hunton & Williams, Horner rejoins the firm as a partner based in the firm’s Washington DC office.

“David’s understanding of promoting private investment in the US transportation network, and his experience in P3 project procurement and related federal regulatory matters are the perfect complement for our clients and our considerable P3 infrastructure and public finance practice,” said John O’Neill Jr, managing partner of the firm’s Richmond office and co-head of its public finance practice group.

Before entering private practice, Horner served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy under then Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters. Other roles in the public sector included serving as chief counsel of the Federal Transit Administration. In 2009, he joined Allen & Overy as senior counsel of the firm’s projects group in New York, his most recent position before returning to Hunton & Williams.

Horner has worked on a number of landmark P3 transactions, including Pennsylvania’s Rapid Bridge Replacement project, the first multi-asset transportation P3 in the US; Puerto Rico’s $1.1 billion long-term concession of the island’s largest toll road, PR-22; and the long-term lease of Ohio State University’s parking system.

According to the firm’s website, Horner is currently advising the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) on Transform 66, a $2.1 billion managed lanes project in Northern Virginia.