Senior Advisor
Energy Innovation & Clean Technology
Government Initiatives
Energy & Infrastructure Finance


Taite R. McDonald is a senior advisor with the government initiatives practice in the Washington, D.C., office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Taite works with energy and clean technology companies to develop and execute strategies to access government grants, loans, and contracts across multiple states and federal agencies, including the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, the U.S Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Department of Defense. She has been successful in helping companies obtain millions of dollars of funding across these agencies and has also played a pivotal role in helping companies forge key partnerships with federal agencies and other government-facing bodies.

Currently, Taite is helping companies in pursuing a variety of Department of Defense energy procurement and contract opportunities across a multiple clean technology sectors. She also assists with providing clients legislative insight and strategic advice into the areas of energy and clean technology. Taite works with all types of renewable energy technology companies, with a focus on biofuels, innovative materials, and solar energy technologies.

  • J.D., Catholic University, Columbus School of Law
  • B.A., Political Science and Psychology, Gettysburg College
    Cum Laude
  • Co-founder and Advisor, The TenFold Forty
  • "Post-Election: What's Next for DOD Energy Programs," Law360, November 2012
  • "Defense-Funded Biofuels Program Can Spur Production and Lower Risk to U.S. Government," National Defense Magazine, March 2012
  • Taite is a frequent speaker on topics related to renewable energy and government finance and has spoken at numerous conferences, including the Power-Gen International Finance Forum and the Cleantech Group's Global Cleantech 100 Summit
  • State Bar of Maryland

Contact Information

1700 K Street, NW
Fifth Floor
Washington, DC 20006
Phone | 202-973-8937
Fax | 202-973-8899

Email | Taite McDonaldtmcdonald@wsgr.com

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