Joseph A. Tato

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Joseph A. Tato, Board of Directors

Joseph A. Tato has significant leadership experience in the areas of energy and natural resources, infrastructure project development and finance, and has been counsel in some of the largest public private partnership transactions completed to date including energy, road and rail projects in the U.S. and globally.


Mr. Tato currently is a Partner with Covington & Burling, LLP, responsible for Project Development & Finance, and is a member of its Africa and Latin America Practice Groups. From 2012 to 2020, he was a Partner with DLA Piper, LLP, and Chair of Projects and Infrastructure, as well as Co-Chair of its Energy Sector and a member of its Africa Committee. Before that, from 1983 to 2012, Mr. Tato was an associate and since 1998 a Partner with LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene, & MacRae, LLP (Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP), and served as Chair of Global Project Finance and its Africa Practice.


He has served as Director, Cameroon Enterprises, since 2017. Additionally, he has served as Director, Covanta Energy Corporation, from 2000 to 2004, and as Assistant Secretary and Counsel to the Board of Directors of SITA U.S.A., a subsidiary of Suez, from 1996 to 1999.


He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Columbia College, a Master’s Degree from Columbia University, and a Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in the State of New York.