San Francisco Energy & Climate Solutions Associate

Daytime photo of the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco, California
$260,000 - $390,000
One Market Plaza
Spear Tower, Suite 3300
San Francisco
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Wilson Sonsini’s market-leading Energy & Climate Solutions (ECS) Practice group has an opening in the San Francisco office for a renewable energy project finance associate with 3-6 years of substantial transactional experience at a major law firm with a focus on project finance and/or structured asset-based finance and non-recourse lending transactions.

The ideal candidate will have experience representing sponsors, developers, borrowers, lenders, or investors, with experience in secured lending, tax equity and other LLC financings and joint ventures. Experience in clean energy and climate infrastructure finance is preferred, but experience in adjacent project financing areas will suffice if the candidate has an interest in developing a broad expertise in financing clean energy projects and portfolios.

Associates will have an opportunity to work closely with experienced partners and senior lawyers who can provide active mentoring and to be part of a collaborative team of attorneys focused on clean energy and climate solutions sectors. You will be given the opportunity to assume a high level of responsibility and client contact with companies ranging from start-ups to the world’s leading international infrastructure investors. You will have the opportunity to gain a wide range of project finance and development experience working with some of the industry’s leading and most innovative companies. Strong drafting and negotiating skills, as well as superior academic credentials, and excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills, are required.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary range of $260,000 – $390,000, based on year classification.
  • Discretionary merit bonuses may also be awarded.
  • Our benefits include:
    • Monthly wellness reimbursements
    • 24/7 emotional and behavioral health support and virtual counseling
    • Healthcare coverage for you and your same- or opposite-sex spouse/domestic partner and children up to age 26
    • Family-building benefits including IVF, adoption, surrogacy, and egg-freezing
    • Paid parental leave
    • Parenting support concierge and telemedicine
    • Parents and caregivers resource group
    • Career coaching for working parents
    • In-home and center-based back-up childcare
    • Tutoring and college coach for older children
    • Health Savings Accounts with firm contribution
    • Flexible spending accounts
    • 401(k) retirement plan
    • Pretax commuter and parking benefits
    • Basic and supplemental life insurance
    • Short and long-term disability
    • Voluntary long term care insurance
    • Voluntary critical illness, hospitalization, and accident insurance
    • Voluntary ID theft protection
    • Voluntary pet insurance
    • Medicare consulting
    • Firm-paid CLE, bar review fees, and bar dues
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