Henry Campen

Henry Campen

Retired of Counsel


Henry Campen is Retired of Counsel with Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP where he practiced for 33 years. Prior to his retirement as a partner in 2018, he led the firm’s multidisciplinary Energy Practice which includes attorneys from all eight of the firm’s offices.

Leveraging three decades’ experience in utility law, Campen was instrumental in launching the first commercial-scale wind energy project in his home state of North Carolina in 2015. A long-time proponent of clean energy, Campen’s commitment to this project validated wind energy development in the Southeastern U.S. During his practice with Parker Poe, Campen also led efforts to develop several other wind farms in the Southeast.

Over his career, Campen has permitted more than 5,000 megawatts of renewable energy-fueled power plants. He has also represented clients in the acquisition and financing (back leverage, construction, permanent, and tax equity) of portfolios ranging from several million to several hundred million in investment.

Henry serves on the N.C. State University Poole College of Management Board of Advisors, where he has served as the board’s chair. He also serves on the N.C. State University Foundation Board, and he has served on the University Board of Visitors. He was Managing Partner of the Raleigh office of Parker Poe for 10 years and served on the firm’s Board of Directors for 9 years. Campen served as Chair of the Southeastern Wind Coalition Board of Directors from 2013 to 2016.