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Associate --- Energy Advisory --- Washington, D.C.

Associate Energy Advisory Washington, D.C.

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Job Description:

The Washington, D.C. McDermott, Will & Emery seeks a 3rd 6th year Associate to join its Energy Advisory group.


McDermott advises industry-leading clients on some of the largest, highest-profile and most complex renewable energy project financing transactions around the globe. Our 40+ lawyer renewable energy team is routinely selected by global market leaders to create innovative structures, to mitigate risk and to create business opportunities in a complex and dynamic energy sector. We represent leading project sponsors and developers, private equity funds, tax equity investors, financial institutions, independent power producers, regulated utilities, corporate power purchasers and equipment manufacturers along the entire arc of project development, construction, operation, finance and acquisition.

Applications should be submitted online through our web apply portal. Questions can be directed to Renee Richford, Lateral Associate Recruiting Manager, at

Job Requirements:

  • 3-6 years of experience preferably in renewables/electric power area
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience working effectively within a deadline-driven environment is required
  • Strong academic credentials
  • Must be admitted to practice, or eligible to waive in to District of Columbia bar. 

We continue to prioritize the health and safety of our McDermott workforce. Consistent with that commitment, in light of the substantial and growing body of evidence that vaccinations remain the most effective protection against the spread of COVID-19, we require that members of our McDermott workforce be fully vaccinated.

At this time we are not asking you to provide any information about your current vaccination status, whether you would seek a medical or religious accommodation to the policy, or for any other medical information.  We are only notifying you of the policy if you are interested in moving forward with the application process.

*Policy applies to locations where local ordinances do not prevent COVID-19 vaccination mandates.

Expected Pay Range for Associates: 2023/2022 Class Compensation Years: $215,000

                                                           2021 Class Compensation Years: $225,000

                                                           2020 Class Compensation Years: $250,000

                                                           2019 Class Compensation Years: $295,000

                                                           2018 Class Compensation Years: $345,000

                                                           2017 Class Compensation Years: $370,000

                                                           2016 Class Compensation Years: $400,000

                                                      2015 and more senior class compensation years: $415,000

McDermott Will & Emery LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an Affirmative Action Employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran).