Leslie Barkemeyer is the Deputy General Counsel at Sol Systems, where she serves as chief legal counsel for the Project Acquisitions and Development teams. She oversees the legal team during deal structuring, negotiations, and transaction closings. Ms. Barkemeyer is also supports the Customer Energy Services team during power purchase agreement negotiations as the lead legal negotiator.
Ms. Barkemeyer has over six years of solar project finance experience. Prior to joining Sol Systems, Ms. Barkemeyer served as an Assistant General Counsel for 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 a seasoned 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 on the Washington, D.C. Board of the Women’s Energy Network and sits on the national Board of Directors for the New Leaders Council.