Mr. Bilicic heads the Firm’s global efforts in power, energy and infrastructure and serves as a member of the Firm’s Global Executive Committee. Mr. Bilicic also works with clients in other industries and formerly led Lazard’s Midwest Advisory business.
As a part of leading this business, Mr. Bilicic founded and led the Firm’s global efforts in agribusiness and nutrition and remains a senior and active member of those efforts.
Mr. Bilicic’s areas of activity include mergers & acquisitions (of all types), activism and traditional takeover defense, capital structure advice, capital-raising (of all types), special committee and other board advisory roles, restructurings, long-term client advisory work (of all types), and others.
Previously, Mr. Bilicic was Group President of Sempra Energy and President and Chief Legal Officer of Sempra Energy, in each case with broad responsibilities across various Sempra businesses, legal, compliance, strategy and business development, and where he served as a member of the Board of Directors of Oncor and IEnova.
Mr. Bilicic also served as a Managing Director and Head of Infrastructure at KKR where he was responsible for initiating and leading KKR’s global infrastructure investing efforts.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Bilicic had been a Partner in the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore and a Managing Director in the Mergers & Acquisitions Department at Merrill Lynch. After graduation from Georgetown University Law Center, Mr. Bilicic served in a clerkship with the Hon. Murray M. Schwartz (Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware).
Mr. Bilicic was an Articles Editor of the Law Journal at Georgetown University Law Center.
Mr. Bilicic developed a strong interest in the infrastructure area beginning at DeSales University where his senior thesis was entitled “The Federal Role in Infrastructure Revitalization,” and, among other things, recommended a national capital budget as a fiscally prudent measure to address the nation’s decaying infrastructure.
In addition to his membership on the Polaris Inc. Board of Directors, Mr. Bilicic serves on the Board of Trustees of the Mayo Clinic, the Board of Visitors of the Georgetown University Law Center and the Advisory Board of the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center.
Mr. Bilicic and his wife, Laura, have four sons, William, Christopher, Henry and Peter.
DeSales University, B.A. summa cum laude
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
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