Birchall_D_11596_TDavid Birchall

London Office
T: +44 20 7570 1403

David Birchall is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP, based in its London office.  His practice focuses on corporate energy deals, energy trading (including carbon), renewables and clean tech projects, energy projects, regulation and waste, in particular waste to energy schemes.  Having practised as an energy corporate, regulatory and projects lawyer since 1993, he has been working increasingly in the expanding energy (and related products) trading market, in the UK, throughout Europe and beyond. At the same time, he has continued to advise on corporate, regulatory, projects and renewables matters. David has been named in Legal 500, Chambers and Partners UK and Worldwide as an expert in the energy field for the last 12 years.



Pugh_M_6253_TMartha Groves Pugh

Washington, D.C. Office
T: +1 202 756 8368

Martha Groves Pugh is counsel in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in its Washington, D.C., office.  She focuses her practice on federal income tax issues with a particular emphasis on the nuclear and energy industries.  Marty has extensive experience counseling energy industry companies on tax accounting issues.  She also had extensive experience with various tax credits including renewable energy incentives, such as, production tax credits for wind, biomass, and geothermal projects and investment tax credits related to solar projects.  Marty has experience with new market tax credits in both the context of transactions and legislative efforts related to new market tax credits.  She also has extensive experience in advising clients on nuclear decommissioning issues before the Internal Revenue Service, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and state public service commissions.  Marty has been recognized as a leader in her field by The Legal 500 United States.  She is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and California.


Hollinger_J_14055_TJacob  Hollinger

Partner Office
New York
T: +1 212 547 5834

Jacob  Hollinger is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the Firm’s New York office. He assists energy, manufacturing and financial sector companies with environmental and energy-related matters.  Jacob joined McDermott in August 2013 after spending nearly ten years as a government environmental enforcement attorney, including a year-and-a-half as the top ranking Clean Air Act attorney for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2. Jacob’s distinctive background leaves him well-equipped to provide counseling on a wide range of regulatory topics and to represent companies with respect to compliance investigations, enforcement actions, citizen suits, permitting matters, agency rulemakings and transactional due diligence. Jacob is especially familiar with the federal Clean Air Act and its implementing regulations, but has also worked with many other statutes and regulatory programs, including, among others, CERCLA, RCRA, the Coastal Zone Management Act, the Energy Policy and Conservation Act and the Energy Independence and Security Act.


Watkiss_J_12631_TJeffrey D. (Dan) Watkiss

Partner Office
Washington, D.C.
T: +1 202 756 8144

Jeffrey D. (Dan) Watkiss is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the Firm’s Washington, D.C., office.  Dan focuses on energy and infrastructure industry transactions and regulation.  He represents clients in commercial negotiations, investigations and complex litigation in state and federal courts, and before administrative agencies, arbitral panels, the U.S. Congress and the executive branch.  Dan worked on Title XII of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and Title VII of the Energy Policy Act of 1992, both of which substantially reformed the regulation and structure of the U.S. energy industries.  He counsels energy companies on designing and implementing best-in-class legal and regulatory compliance programs, and defends clients in government investigations and enforcement actions.  Dan has been recognized as a leading lawyer in his field by Chambers USA, and as a Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer.  Dan is a frequent blogger and contributes regularly to Electric Light & Power magazine and other power industry and public policy publications.  He is admitted to practice in New York and the District of Columbia.