Andrew “Andy” Wright was appointed Talen Energy’s General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in June 2018.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Wright spent 14 years as in-house counsel for Energy Future Holdings (EFH) Corp., most recently serving as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.
Mr. Wright has a wealth of experience in the power generation sector with an intimate knowledge of the financial, operational and regulatory challenges facing the industry. He has led numerous fleet and balance sheet restructuring efforts, complex acquisitions and divestures, high-stakes litigation, and regulatory reviews. His experience includes being involved in the largest leverage buyout in U.S. history and the some of the largest financial restructurings in the industry. He also worked closely with the board of directors and private equity owners of EFH.
After receiving his juris doctorate from the University of Notre Dame, Mr. Wright went into private practice with Vinson & Elkins in both Dallas, Texas and London, England with a focus on corporate securities, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance.
Prior to pursuing his law career, he received a degree in Accounting from Southern Methodist University, obtained his CPA and practiced as an accountant with KPMG in Chicago.