Energy and Infrastructure


Scott Zimmermann is an attorney in the San Francisco office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he is a member of the firm's energy and infrastructure finance practice. Scott advises new and established companies and their investors on issues affecting the energy, infrastructure, and clean tech industries, including project development, energy regulatory counseling, tax equity finance, joint ventures, start-up counseling, corporate finance, and project finance. Scott was seconded with SolarCity's structured finance team supporting the expansion of their residential solar tax equity fundraising activities, and he continues to represent leading and emerging companies in the distributed solar and energy efficiency markets.

Scott has supported enterprises and institutions across the globe involved in financing, developing, and regulating energy technology and infrastructure. Scott has extensive international experience, and his practice at the firm continues to focus on international markets. He is an active contributor to the firm's pro bono activities, representing nonprofits in the energy, climate, health, and environmental fields. Scott also teaches Energy Project Development and Finance as a lecturer at UC Berkeley School of Law.

Scott brings over 17 years of experience working in the energy industry to his practice. He was a process engineer for Fluor Corporation, where he supported the design and construction of international oil and gas facilities. Subsequently, Scott led the product development team at a start-up software company, developing solutions to improve the design, operation, and maintenance of large energy facilities. He is a licensed professional engineer and has worked with the California Public Utilities Commission, the Asian Development Bank, and the Natural Resources Defense Council's China Clean Energy Program.

  • J.D., UC Berkeley School of Law, 2008
    Environmental Law Certificate; Certificate in Engineering and Business for Sustainability; Articles Editor Ecology Law Quarterly; Recipient, U.S. EPA Region 9 Environmental Leadership Award
  • M.S., Energy & Resources, University of California, Berkeley, 2008
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, 1996
  • Lecturer, Energy Project Development and Finance, UC Berkeley School of Law
  • Advisory Board Member, Berkeley Energy Resources Collaborative, UC Berkeley
  • Advisory Board Member, Center for Law, Energy & the Environment, UC Berkeley School of Law
  • Director, Asia Clean Energy Innovation Initiative
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Member, Energy Bar Association
  • State Bar of California

Contact Information

One Market Plaza
Spear Tower, Suite 3300
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone | 415-947-2167

Email | Scott

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