Mid-Level/Senior Associate, Project Finance (Energy & Infrastructure)

Application ends: May 18, 2026
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Job Description

Orrick currently has an opportunity for a project finance associate to join our market-leading Energy & Infrastructure practice in New York, Washington, D.C., Houston or San Francisco. We are looking for an associate with three to seven years of experience in the areas of energy and/or infrastructure-focused project finance work (relating to renewables, power, oil & gas and/or infrastructure), with significant experience in debt and/or tax equity project and other energy-related leveraged financing transactions, and other energy and infrastructure-related financing and M&A transactions. We seek associates who enjoy working closely with clients in an exciting, fast-paced environment.

For the seventh year in a row, Orrick is one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, the annual list that recognizes companies with extraordinary workplace cultures. Additionally, Orrick has been recognized as a Project Finance Firm of the Year (Law360) and a Band 1 firm for US PPP and Renewables (Chambers).

We bring distinctive quality, diverse teams and innovation to everything we do. At our core, we value collegiality among our lawyers and strive to make our practices both professionally and personally rewarding. We’ll help you to connect with peers and mentors to ensure you are integrated into our client teams. Our top-notch training and mentoring programs, retreats and academies, shadowing opportunities and more are what set us apart. If you are passionate about innovative work in a dynamic environment, you’re just who we’ve been looking for.

Job Requirements:

  • 3-7 years of above experience.
  • Candidates must be highly motivated and possess excellent academic credentials along with superior communication skills.
  • Membership to the State Bar of the office of the state in which the candidate expects to be located is required.

We are not accepting search firm submissions for this role at this time.

What you need to know: Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the commencement of employment. Applicants who wish to apply for a medical, religious accommodation or any other accommodation required under applicable law can do so later in the process (accommodations are not guaranteed and are decided on a case-by-case basis).

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Consistent with the SF Fair Chance Ordinance, an arrest and conviction record will not automatically disqualify a qualified applicant from consideration for employment. For attorney positions, a ‘qualified applicant’ is an individual who is a member of the State Bar of California, admitted in good standing, and is eligible to practice; or whose admission to the State Bar of California and eligibility to practice remains subject only to successful completion of the California Bar Examination.

Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for the position in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Pursuant to the New York City Human Rights Law (as amended), the current pay range for this role if performed in the city of New York is currently $250,000 – $400,000 per year, based on a regular, full-time schedule. The amount of pay offered will be determined by a number of factors, including but not limited to qualifications, market data and internal equity. Other compensation may include an annual discretionary merit bonus.

Orrick offers a full range of elective health benefits including medical, dental, vision and life insurances; short- and long-term disability benefits; a health savings account (w/applicable medical plan), flexible spending accounts, long-term care insurance, and a 401K program. Eligible employees will receive compensated time off through either a Paid Time Off or Flexible Time Off program (depending on position), generous Parental leave benefits, and paid holidays.

Here are the targeted pay ranges based on a regular, full-time position in applicable Orrick office locations, including a National targeted pay range applicable to applicants who will work outside the locations described below:

Targeted Pay Range: California Major Markets* $250,000 – $400,000 | New York City $250,000 – $400,000 | National [including California Minor Markets**, Washington & Colorado] $250,000 – $400,000

*California Major Markets includes San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Orange County

**California Minor Markets includes Sacramento


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