Orrick Expands Energy Transition Team with “Buy Side” Renewables Expert


  • Teresa Hill joins the firm as a partner in Seattle focused on assisting public and private companies in achieving their global “net zero” carbon commitments, with a particular emphasis on negotiating renewable energy power purchase agreements (PPAs).
  • Teresa is recognized as one of the true leaders in the “buy-side” market, acting for clients globally – and joins an Orrick team that has 20% market share in 2020 (based on total GW of capacity).
  • She will help Orrick’s portfolio of tech and industrial clients in meeting their “net zero” renewable energy procurement and ESG goals as energy transition continues on pace to become a defining business imperative globally.
  • Teresa joins Orrick from K&L Gates.

Teresa also advises clients in making investments in renewable energy technologies and platforms. She will collaborate closely with Orrick’s global Renewable Energy team, as well as the firm’s Public Companies and ESG practice.

“Corporate PPAs are driving adoption of renewable energy generation globally and we are simply thrilled to add a stellar practitioner like Teresa,” said Blake H. Winburne, Orrick’s Energy & Infrastructure sector leader.

“It is an honor to be joining Blake, Giji John and the rest of the Orrick team globally,” Teresa said. “They are innovators in renewable energy. They are innovators in tech and they are on the cutting edge of ESG. It’s an incredibly exciting platform and an incredibly exciting time to work with clients who are serious about addressing climate through sustainable business models.”

Orrick’s U.S. renewables practice is rated Band 1 nationwide by Chambers Global for 2021. The firm also ranked #3 for renewables globally in 2021 by Inframation. Orrick offers a leading corporate PPA practice, with a 20% market share in 2020 based on total GW.