Stephanie Kam

Associate, New York

Biography

Overview

Stephanie Kam counsels clients in the United States and around the world on complex legal and regulatory matters in the rail, transit, micro-transit, transportation, autonomous vehicles, and renewable energy sectors. Public and private clients benefit from her experience advising on state and federal requirements related to the funding, procurement, engineering, construction, operations, and maintenance of greenfield and brownfield projects.

In addition to her legal and regulatory practice, Stephanie drafts and negotiates (i) credit documentation for financing renewable energy power projects and cryptocurrency mining operations, and (ii) procurement and contract documents for the development of various infrastructure assets, utilizing alternative delivery methods such as design-build and public-private partnership.

Prior to private practice, Stephanie articled and completed rotations through the business development, legal services, and project finance departments at Export Development Canada, Canada's export credit agency.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
California State Bar
England and Wales
Education
JD
Osgoode Hall Law School

of York University

BSc
University of Toronto
Languages
Cantonese
English

Experience

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority with its four design-build contract packages for the approximately $6.9 billion BART Silicon Valley Phase II heavy rail extension project.*

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority with its public-private partnership with Google LLC to develop a mixed-use transit-oriented development near the new Diridon BART station.*

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority with its $63.6 million and $69.8 million pre-development agreements with L.A. SkyRail Express (John Laing, BYD, Skanska, and HDR) and Sepulveda Transit Corridor Partners (Bechtel and Meridiam) to develop a fixed-guideway transit line connecting the San Fernando Valley to the Los Angeles World Airports.*

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority with its $28.9 million pre-development agreement with RideCo Inc. to design, supply, finance, and maintain on-demand microtransit service in Los Angeles County.*

Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority with its $1,186.9 million design-build contract, including a $381.3 million option if additional funds are secured, with Foothill Transit Constructors (Kiewit and Parsons) for a 11.5-mile light rail extension.*

Monterey-Salinas Transit with its $8.45 million loan from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Build America Bureau under the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) Rural Project Initiative (RPI) to refinance the construction of a brand new operations and maintenance facility.*

Virgin Hyperloop One with federal transportation financing and funding.*

California High-Speed Rail Authority with its funding from the Federal Rail Administration, California appropriations from Proposition 1A bond proceeds, and the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund that include Cap-and-Trade auction proceeds.*

First Transit, Inc. with its agreement with Las Vegas Xpress, Inc. to operate and maintain the X Train luxury passenger rail service from Southern California to Las Vegas.*

Los Angeles County Transportation Authority with a potential congestion pricing program.*

Zoox, Inc. with its reply comments to the California Public Utilities Commission as part of the rulemaking process for the regulation of autonomous vehicle passenger carrier service.*

City of Long Beach with its $1.4 billion design-build contract with a joint venture between Shimmick Construction Co., FCC Construcción of Madrid, and Impregilo, and a separate operations and maintenance agreement with the California Department of Transportation for the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project.*

Indiana Department of Transportation with its $316.4 million design-build contract with Superior Construction Co. Inc. to reconstruct the I-65/I-70 interchange in Indianapolis.*

Texas Department of Transportation with its approximately $3.0 billion design-build contract to improve and maintain I-69 from SH 288 to I-45S in downtown Houston.*

Arizona Department of Transportation with its $143 million design-build contract with Ames Construction to modernize SR 189 between the Mariposa Port of Entry and Grand Avenue.*

Arizona Department of Transportation with its public-private partnership agreement for the design, supply, installation, financing, operations, and maintenance of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area Freeway Lighting Project.*

Kenya National Highways Authority with its Nairobi Southern Bypass toll road project.*

Reli Assets Holding Company Limited with its design-build contract with Yapi Merkezi (Turkey) and Mota-Engil (Portugal) for a standard gauge railway between Dar es Salaam and Morogoro.*

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications and the Philippine National Railways with its North-South Railway Project – South Line project, the largest public-rivate partnership project ever tendered by the Government of the Philippines.*

ZESCO with its 750MW Kafue Gorge Lower Hydropower Project partly financed by Exim Bank of China and engineered, procured, and constructed by Sino Hydro International Corporation.*

Nova Scotia Power Development Limited with its sale of equity interests in a 100MW solar power project in Nigeria to Scatec Solar ASA.*

Export Development Canada with its €200 million participation as lead arranger in the overall €2.0 billion project financing with an ultimate 25-bank participation once syndicated down for the design, construction, and operation of the 600MW Gemini offshore wind farm in the Netherlands jointly developed by Northland Power Inc., Typhoon Offshore B.V., Siemens, Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors B.V., and HVC N.V. (joint venture of 48 Dutch municipalities and six water regulatory authorieis).*

Export Development Canada with its CA$20 million limited recourse senior secured non-revolving term loan facility, in a club deal with Comerica Bank and Farm Credit Canada, to BioAmber Sarnia Inc. for the completion of the world’s largest bio-based succinic acid plant.*

Export Development Canada with its $175 million syndicated reserve-based revolving credit facility to Parex Resources Inc.*

Export Development Canada with its CA$225 million senior secured credit facility to Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc.*

Export Development Canada with its $250 million unsecured non-revolving term loan to Petróleo Brasileiro S.A.*

Export Development Canada with its $300 million unsecured non-revolving term loan to Comisión Federal de Electricidad.*

*Matters prior to joining White & Case.

Publications

Nancy Smith and Stephanie Kam, Risk Transfer Using Alternative Project Delivery Methods & Contracting, TR News 7-9 (Transportation Research Board July-August 2018)

Stephanie Kam and Daniel Loschacoff, LRT, the P3 Way, Railway Age 26-28 (April 2018)