Established in 1934, McDermott is a full-service international law firm with 1,100+ lawyers practicing in 20 offices worldwide, including 11 U.S. offices, seven European offices, and two Asian offices, as well as a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai. Our diversified business practice enables us to represent a wide range of commercial, industrial and financial enterprises, both publicly and privately held. We represent some of the world’s largest corporations, small and medium-sized businesses, and individuals.
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP is an international law firm with offices around the world, and a particular focus on the technology, energy & natural resources, financial services, real estate & construction, and travel & hospitality sectors. Recognized by legal research firm BTI as one of the top 20 firms for client service, Pillsbury and its lawyers are highly regarded for their forward-thinking approach, their enthusiasm for collaborating across disciplines and their unsurpassed commercial awareness.
Ed Zaelke is the head of McDermott Will & Emery’s Global Energy Project Finance Group. He focuses his practice on project finance and private equity in renewable energy transactional matters. With more than 30 years of experience, he advises clients on all elements of alternative energy development and finance, including equity and debt financing, merger and acquisition transactions, equipment purchase and sale agreements, power purchase agreements, siting and other real property issues, governmental approvals, and engineering, procurement and construction contracts. A prominent leader in his practice, Ed has served as lead counsel on many of the largest and most significant transactions in the renewable industry. Ed is the former president of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and was a board member of AWEA for 12 consecutive years. He is also a founding board member of the Wind Solar Alliance.
Mona Dajani serves as a lead lawyer in complex acquisitions, dispositions, financing and project development transactions involving energy and infrastructure facilities. Dual qualified as both an MBA lawyer and an engineer, Mona has pre-eminent experience in conventional and renewable energy – the latter being where her professional and personal passion lays. She represents a variety of commercial and public institutions, sponsors, utilities, financial institutions, underwriters, private equity funds, investment banks and multilateral agencies in transactions throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Mona is a board member for the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), The Energy Lawyers Network, and the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN). She is recognized as a leading lawyer by The Best Lawyers in America, Legal 500, IFLR1000 and other publications, Mona was also appointed as a Fellow to the Construction Lawyers Society, a rare accolade.
Mona is a regular contributor and commentator for International Financial Times, CNN Radio, POLITICO, Bloomberg Energy, FOX News, New York Times, The Washington Post, National Public Radio and USA Today.