Mid-Level Associate, Tax (Energy & Infrastructure)

Application ends: May 18, 2026
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Job Description

Orrick’s Tax practice is seeking a Junior Associate/ Midlevel Associate with 3 to 5+ years of transactional tax experience who desires to join our dynamic and innovative team. The candidate would be expected to primarily support the Energy & Infrastructure group related to the financing of renewable energy assets and the monetization of tax credits. The position would involve helping developers, sponsors, and investors to successfully develop wind and solar projects and other renewable energy projects in energy transition. Orrick has long been a leading firm in the renewables sector.

The ideal candidate will have large law firm experience focused on the tax aspects of renewable energy transactions, including tax equity financings and M&A. We will also consider candidates with sophisticated partnership tax or tax credit structuring experience who are especially interested in renewable energy. Candidates must be highly motivated and responsive, and must possess superior oral and written communication, logical reasoning, research, and organizational skills.

Preference will be given to candidates who would work in the following offices: New York, Houston, San Francisco, and Washington, DC. We will consider candidates in other locations (including candidates who desire to work remotely) on a case-by-case basis. Membership to the State Bar of the desired location is required.

For the eighth 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 the Most Innovative Law Firm in North America three years in a row (Financial Times) and Technology Group of the Year (Legal360). Our Tax practice covers all aspects of U.S. federal, state and international tax planning and litigation. Our tax team includes nationally prominent lawyers in the U.S. and throughout the world. Our tax practice is noted in many professional guides, such as Chambers USA 2022 and International Tax Review’s World Tax 2023.

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.

Orrick is committed to providing a comprehensive, thoughtful total compensation package to our attorneys and staff, wherever they work.

The amount of pay offered will be determined by a number of factors, including but not limited to qualifications, relevant experience, primary work location, market data, and internal equity. Other compensation may include an annual discretionary merit bonus, which would be determined by Firm and individual performance.

We offer a full range of elective health benefits including medical, dental, vision and life insurances; robust mental well-being benefits; child, family, elder, and pet care benefits; 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.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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).

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[1]; 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.

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 – $345,000| New York City $250,000 – $345,000| National [including California Minor Markets**, Washington & Colorado] $$250,000 – $345,000

* California Major Markets includes San Francisco, Silicon Valle y, Los Angeles, Orange County, Santa Monica
** California Minor Markets includes Sacramento and all other California offices


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