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John Lushetsky

Senior Vice President of ML Strategies

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John is a Senior Vice President of ML Strategies based in our Washington, DC office, where he assists clients in their interactions with federal agencies and state governments. He leverages more than three decades of experience in government, business, and military roles focused on the development, commercialization, and financing of energy and other advanced technologies to help clients advance their goals.

Before joining Mintz, John spent 15 years serving in senior executive-level positions in the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the US Army. Most recently, he was a senior advisor to the director of the DOE’s Loan Programs Office, where he led outreach and business development for programs to finance clean energy projects dealing with advanced vehicle manufacturing, critical minerals for battery supply chains, and commercial demonstration of advanced technologies. In addition to several senior operational roles, he also served as Director of the DOE Solar Energy Technology Office, the Deputy Assistant Secretary responsible for clean transportation and energy efficiency, and Executive Director of the Army’s Energy Initiatives Task Force, all high-profile positions that advanced key administration policy objectives and required broad engagement across federal and state governments. 

Prior to his public service career, John directed new business development efforts and oversaw strategy development for technology start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. While working for a US-based multinational technology company, John spearheaded corporate venture capital investments and other strategic growth initiatives to expand the company’s reach in a range of advanced materials markets and technologies. 

In addition to earning bachelor’s, master’s, and MBA degrees, John has participated in executive programs focusing on negotiation skills, venture capital, and leadership.

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The highly anticipated guidance for the second round of allocations (Round Two) under the US Treasury’s §48C Qualifying Advanced Energy Project Tax Credit program was released this week pursuant to IRS Notice 2024-36, with concept papers due potentially in the next 45 days.[1] That doesn’t provide applicants much time, but those with eligible projects should strongly consider submitting a concept paper. Submission of a concept paper is required to submit a full application, and receiving a letter of discouragement from the Department of Energy (DOE) on a concept paper does not preclude an applicant from submitting a full application. Moreover, an applicant that applied for but failed to receive an allocation in the first round is not precluded from applying for an allocation in Round Two.


 

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Read about a $425 million funding opportunity issued by the DOE’s Office of Manufacturing Energy Supply Chains. The program aims to support small- and medium-sized manufacturers that produce or recycle advanced energy products or contribute to emissions reductions within the manufacturing sector.

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Senior VP of ML Strategies John Lushetsky, Private Equity Practice Co-chair Matthew T. Simpson, Member Paul H. Dickerson, and Project Analyst Raj Gambhir delve into the transformative landscape of cross-border supply chains for critical minerals, EV batteries, and semiconductors. Navigating the intricacies of the Inflation Reduction Act, Defense Production Act, and tax credits, the authors highlight how Canadian companies, considered ‘domestic’ under certain legislations, can harness funding and benefits.

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Mintz’s Energy & Sustainability practice continued its commitment to energy transition with more than 80 deal closings totaling $4 billion over the past 12 months, as global investment in energy transition showed continued strength in an overall down market.

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Senior VP of ML Strategies John Lushetsky, Private Equity Co-chair Matthew T. Simpson, Member Paul H. Dickerson, and Raj Gambhir co-authored an article in Law360 discussing the collaborative efforts between the US and Canada in the development of critical mineral and semiconductor supply chains.

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John Lushetsky

Senior Vice President of ML Strategies

Washington, DC