Scott Zimmermann

Scott Zimmermann is an attorney in the San Francisco office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he is a member of the firm’s energy and clean technology practice. He advises new and established companies and their investors on issues affecting the energy, infrastructure and cleantech industries, including project development, energy regulatory counseling, tax equity finance, joint ventures, startup counseling, corporate finance and project finance. Scott represents many of the leading companies in the distributed solar and energy efficiency markets, and also supports clients in a wide range of alternative energy industries and nonprofit organizations in the energy and climate fields.

Scott has over 15 years of experience working in the energy industry and is a licensed professional engineer. Prior to becoming an attorney he was involved in the design, construction, operation and maintenance of international energy facilities, initially as a process engineer for Fluor Corporation, and later leading product development at a software startup. He has also worked with the California Public Utilities Commission, the Asian Development Bank, and the Natural Resources Defense Council’s China Clean Energy Program. Scott received his bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University. He obtained his J.D. from Berkeley Law, and also holds a M.S. in Energy & Resources from UC Berkeley. Scott teaches Energy Project Development & Finance.


J.D., UC Berkeley School of Law
B.A., Stanford University
M.S., UC Berkeley