Parker A. Lee - McDermott Will & Emery


Parker A. Lee advises companies and investors in evaluating and executing transactions and commercial contracts in the energy and infrastructure industries. He represents clients in various domestic and international oil & gas, renewable fuels, power, water, petrochemical and infrastructure M&A, project development and joint venture transactions.

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  • Represented a public oil and gas company focused on the midstream and downstream sectors in its $265 million acquisition of substantially all of a Sacramento, California based petroleum distribution company focused on a wide array of petroleum products, including gasoline, low sulfur diesel fuel and renewable diesel or biodiesel.
  • Represented Phalanx Impact Partners LLC in forming and establishing a US joint venture company with Vikram Solar and Das & Co. called VSK Energy LLC. The new company will invest up to $1.5 billion to develop a vertically integrated solar manufacturing operation in the United States, reducing US dependence on foreign suppliers who currently dominate the solar market.
  • Represented Crossbridge Energy Partners in its negotiation and execution of a professional services agreement with Bakersfield Renewable Fuels, LLC, a portfolio company owned by Global Clean Energy for services in support of the completion, commission and startup of the Bakersfield Renewable Fuels Project, which modifies and converts a dormant 500+ acre crude oil refinery into a renewable fuels refinery with the capacity to produce 210 million gallons of renewable diesel per year. The facility is expected to be vertically integrated to produce renewable diesel from various feedstocks, including Global Clean Energy’s patented proprietary fallow land crop varieties of camelina, as well as various non-petroleum renewable feedstocks, such as used cooking oil, soybean oil, distillers’ corn oil, and others.

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  • Chambers USA, Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)-USA-Nationwide, Up and Coming, 2023
  • The Legal 500 US, Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas, Next Generation Partner, 2023
  • The Legal 500 US, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2015


  • Institute for Energy Law, member
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, member
  • Texas Exes
    • New York Chapter, member
    • Westchester County/Fairfield County Chapter, lead representative


Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, JD, cum laude, 2010
The University of Texas, BBA and BA, 2006

New York