Three get boosted to partner at Nossaman

Law firm Nossaman has promoted three of its infrastructure staff, including Brandon Davis, to partner. LA-based Nossaman is ‘bullish’ on the infrastructure industry in 2012.

Los Angeles law firm Nossaman has elevated three of its infrastructure personnel – Brandon Davis, Patricia de la Pena and Gregory Petrov – to partner, Nossaman said in a press statement Wednesday.

Each promotion came as part of a firm-wide bump up, Nossaman said.

Davis, based in L.A., is a procurement and contracting specialist with public-private partnership (PPP) experience, having worked on the Port of Miami Tunnel project, the Interstate 595 Corridor Express Improvement Project in Florida and the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project in Long Beach, California.

Austin-based de la Pena has been lead attorney for Nossaman on its Horseshoe Project in Dallas, while Petrov is a 20-year infrastructure industry veteran who has worked as in-house legal counsel for the Texas Department of Transportation.

Nossaman partner Patrick Harder told Infrastructure Investor in February that the firm was planning to staff up its infrastructure practice to grow its business in the space. In particular, Harder said Nossaman wanted to branch out from traditional core infrastructure, like surface transportation, into airport and seaport infrastructure, citing the Port of Miami Tunnel and Gerald Desmond Bridge.

Harder went on to tell Infrastructure Investor that Nossaman was “bullish” on infrastructure going into 2012. In addition to infrastructure, the firm is involved in healthcare, real estate and financial services.