RENEW Strategies

Kirsten Newman Associate General Counsel

Kirsten Newman Associate General Counsel


As Associate General Counsel, Kirsten is responsible for the legal tasks related to the investment activities of RENEW, including supporting the legal functions of portfolio companies, and serving the legal needs of RENEW LLC. Prior to joining RENEW, Kirsten worked as a senior associate in the energy and infrastructure project finance group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. In this capacity, she advised commercial and investment banks, private equity firms, developers, borrowers, and issuers in various types of finance transactions, with an emphasis on project finance. Kirsten has extensive cross-border experience, advising on transactions in Indonesia, Japan, Qatar, Russia, Greece, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Canada, among others, and now with RENEW, Ethiopia and Uganda. Kirsten previously studied and worked in London, beginning her legal career in Skadden's London office, advising on international M&A and capital markets deals.

Kirsten received her J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School, magna cum laude and Order of the Coif. She holds a B.A. in psychology, summa cum laude, from the University of Minnesota.