Leslie Barkemeyer

Deputy General Counsel

Leslie Barkemeyer is the Deputy General Counsel at Sol Systems, where she lends legal support to Sol Systems’ solar project finance team during project negotiations, deal structuring, and transaction closings.

Prior to joining Sol Systems, Ms. Barkemeyer served as an Assistant General Counsel for a component of the Department of Justice, where her practice focused on third-party financed renewable projects for federal agencies. Dedicated to the Renewable Energy Initiative, she led negotiations on behalf of the federal government and pioneered innovative federal contracting vehicles. In addition to her transactional practice, Ms. Barkemeyer is an experienced litigator having served as an Assistant District Attorney in Nassau County, New York and a trial attorney at a boutique civil litigation firm in Chicago.

Ms. Barkemeyer received a B.A. in medieval history from Cornell University and a J.D. from Temple University, where she was a Public Interest Scholar and served on moot court and trial team. She currently serves as the Chair of the Renewables Committee of the Energy Bar Association and the Washington, D.C. Board of the Women’s Energy Network. Additionally, she sits on the national Board of Directors for the New Leaders Council.