Ella Plotkin is the leader of Fasken's Infrastructure & Public-Private Partnership Group. Ella has extensive experience in infrastructure development and finance and project finance in North America, as well as throughout emerging markets. Ella advises project lenders, sponsors and procuring authorities on all aspects of project development and finance in the infrastructure, energy, telecom and natural resource sectors. She has advised participants on many key public private partnership transactions in North America including advising the bank syndicate lenders on the over $1-billion financing for the Windsor-Essex Parkway in Ontario, as well as the bondholders on its recent refinancing, advising the lenders on numerous social infrastructure and transport projects in Canada, advising the concessionaire on the award winning Merced Campus (California) Redevelopment PPP project and on the US 36 Toll Road project in Colorado, US, as well as the award winning Pennsylvania Bridges Project (largest PABS issuance in US history). Ella is a member of the steering committee for Women in Energy Canada and is recognized for her expertise in several top international publications. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 1995 and the Roll of Solicitors of England and Wales in 2005.