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Energy Industry Group

LEADERSHIP: Thomas P. Dwyer and Marc D. Machlin

Energy Technology

Our strategic knowledge of the energy and natural resources industry, combined with the resources of our experienced Private Equity, Venture Capital and Emerging Growth practice groups, uniquely positions Pepper to effectively and seamlessly counsel emerging energy technology companies, project development companies and more mature energy companies on development; growth; and an ultimate exit via merger, acquisition or IPO. We represent clients across a broad spectrum of energy technology sectors, including renewable energy generation, energy storage, energy efficiency, smart-grid applications, high-performance buildings, carbon trading, solar technology, refinery waste technology, water efficiency and water filtration technology, fuel cells, high-performing materials, bio-materials, clean coal, energy sensors, and biofuels. We also advise large strategic investors, private equity firms, venture capital firms, and energy project investors with respect to investments in or the purchase of such energy companies. Working with colleagues in our Intellectual Property Department, we advise many of these clients on strategies to protect and maximize the value of patents, trademarks and trade secrets.