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11 July 20232 minute read

DLA Piper welcomes Lindsay MacLeod as a renewable energy partner in the Finance group

DLA Piper is pleased to welcome Seattle-based partner Lindsay MacLeod to the firm’s Finance group as a member of its Energy sector.

MacLeod has extensive experience in renewable energy and sustainability, including energy procurement, project development, project finance, M&A, and compliance. Between her roles at both law firms and as in-house counsel representing both major corporate purchasers and project developers, she has a deep understanding of corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs), carbon offsets and credits and other areas of energy sustainability.

In her most recent position, MacLeod served as lead legal counsel for a top e-commerce company’s global energy and sustainable operations team. In this role, she advised her business on a broad range of legal matters, including the negotiation of PPAs and other commercial contracts to help them meet their sustainability targets.  MacLeod also has past experience as the general counsel and compliance officer for a software and services company in the renewable energy industry regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and National Futures Association.

“With her deep understanding and extensive experience with corporate PPAs and other renewable matters, Lindsay will provide our clients with innovative and creative solutions to sustainability challenges and initiatives,” said Matt Schwartz, chair of the firm’s US Finance practice.

“Lindsay’s impressive experience in energy sourcing will be an immediate asset to our clients, coming at a time where the demand for counsel in these areas is growing significantly,” said Trenton Dykes, managing partner of the firm’s Seattle office.

In 2022, DLA Piper was ranked in the “Renewable/Alternative Power” category by The Legal 500 US and was ranked by The Legal 500 Green Guide as a “Featured Law Firm.” In addition, for second consecutive year, DLA Piper’s renewable energy team was named the number one global renewable energy legal advisor by inspiratia.

DLA Piper's Energy lawyers represent companies, developers, financial institutions and other investors and other participants in the renewable, power, oil and gas, nuclear, energy trading, climate change and water markets.