Carl J. Fleming - McDermott Will & Emery


Carl J. Fleming is a transactional lawyer whose principal areas of practice are renewable energy and private equity. He leads transactions throughout the US and worldwide for a number of the renewable industry’s leading developers, global private equity funds and Fortune 500 companies. He provides legal, commercial and strategic advice on the development, purchase and sale and financing of renewable energy projects in wind, solar, energy storage, electric vehicles and other low carbon solutions. A partner in our Washington, DC office, he also advises on a number of energy and climate change policy issues.

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  • APEX Clean Energy on numerous joint ventures, acquisitions, and divestitures throughout the US for its wind portfolio
  • AES (formerly sPower) on its debt and tax equity financing for its 218 MW Prevailing Winds wind project, 80 MW Pioneer wind project, 60 MW Latigo wind project
  • AES Distributed Energy in its acquisition of a significant portfolio of distributed solar and solar plus storage projects throughout the US

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  • Chambers USA, Projects: Power & Renewables: Transactional, 2023
  • The Legal 500 US, Energy: Renewable/Alternative Power, Leading Lawyer, 2023
  • The Legal 500, Next Generation Partner 2022
  • District of Columbia Courts, Capital Pro Bono High Honor Roll, 2023
  • JD Supra, Readers’ Choice Awards, Top Author – Energy, 2023
  • Super Lawyers DC Rising Star, 2017
  • Secretary of Commerce Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee, appointee
  • White House Power Africa Working Group, member


  • Capitol Pro Bono High Honor Roll, member
  • Empire State Counsel, member


Georgetown University Law Center, JD, 2005
University of Scranton, BS, 1999

District of Columbia
New York