Merrill L. Kramer

Merrill L. Kramer is an energy and project finance attorney and Chair of the firm's Sustainable Energy Practice. Resident in our Washington, D.C. office, Mr. Kramer represents some of the most active and innovative players in the energy industry in project development, project finance, energy regulation and litigation matters. Mr. Kramer has been ranked as one of the top energy lawyers in the United States by Chambers USA, by Washington, D.C.’s Super Lawyers as one of the top Projects lawyers in Washington, D.C., and by The Legal 500 as a leading derivatives lawyer. Mr. Kramer has consistently received an AV-Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, its highest possible attorney rating. He has advised Fortune 200 and other clients on the development and financing of over 80 energy and infrastructure projects representing more than $30 billion in invested capital.

Mr. Kramer previously was Chair of the Derivatives and Structured Products practice at a major New York law firm. He served on the Board of Directors of a U.S. residential solar leasing company that he helped to take public, and on the Board of Directors of the largest ethanol company in California. 

Mr. Kramer’s career began at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission where he was Chair of the FERC's Cogeneration and Small Power Production Task Force in the General Counsel's office, charged with writing laws and regulations to encourage renewable energy development. He was a senior trial lawyer in FERC’s Division of Electric Rates and Corporate Regulation.

Mr. Kramer works closely with industry and political leaders in formulating and implementing laws and regulations to encourage renewable energy development.

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