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Paul H. Dickerson


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For over two decades, Paul has advised venture capital and private equity investors, along with their portfolio companies, across all industries as they seek to scale their businesses. 

Paul's work in energy includes having served as the Chief Operating Officer for the US Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). While overseeing the EERE's $2 billion budget, he managed the international commercialization of advanced energy solutions like biofuels, solar, wind, and efficiency technologies. He also served as Chief of Staff for the United States and Foreign Commercial Service at the US Department of Commerce. While at the Commerce Department, Paul was responsible for day-to-day management of the Commercial Service's worldwide network of 1,700 employees in 260 offices and for directing the implementation of the Commercial Service's worldwide priorities and policies.

Prior to joining Mintz, Paul served as a partner in an international law firm, where he founded that firm's energy technology practice in 2008.

A certified public accountant with licenses under FINRA, Paul has published numerous articles and frequently appears on the media circuit discussing energy, politics, business, private equity, and other matters relevant to international trade.


US-Canada Critical Mineral, EV Battery, and Semiconductor Cross-Border Supply Chain Issues

November 6, 2023 | Article | By John Lushetsky, Matthew T. Simpson, Paul Dickerson, Raj Gambhir

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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As Sponsors of MIT’s Energy Venture Alumni Event, celebrating the past 10 years, Mintz Levin’s attorneys are taking this opportunity to countdown the top 10 moments in energy which they feel impacted their industry and practice.
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Paul Dickerson and Tom Burton wrote an article published on Monday in the Houston Chronicle regarding the current fundamental change in the global energy landscape as well as the importance of energy diversity.
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America’s 10 year energy resurgence exhibits the difficulty of prediction. Unexpected global events, from the persistence of the U.S. fracking revolution to the impact (or lack thereof) of low natural gas prices on the business case for renewable exergy, have fundamentally transformed America’s energy standing.
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Energy Alternatives Hold Their Own – What Does This Mean For You?

April 28, 2015 | Blog | By Paul Dickerson, Thomas Burton

Despite downward pressure on oil and gas prices in recent years, solar, wind, and other alternative energy forms have maintained their popularity. In a recent article on, Mintz Levin’s Tom Burton and Paul Dickerson discuss where this energy market trend stems from.
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2014 U.S. Department of Energy National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition

June 18, 2014 | Blog | By Thomas Burton, Sahir Surmeli, Paul Dickerson, David Leiter

Mintz Levin is proud to have hosted the U.S. Department of Energy's (DoE) 2014 National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition. For the third consecutive year, Mintz Levin hosted the first day of the two-day competition at its Washington, D.C. office.
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Clean-Tech Law Alert Highlights

May 13, 2014 | Blog | By Paul Dickerson

In the latest edition of Clean-Tech Law Alert published by Clean Edge, Mintz Levin lawyers and members of our ML Strategies government relations team provide insights on energy topics.
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Start-Up Accelerators: What You Need to Know

May 6, 2014 | Article | By Paul Dickerson

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Clean Edge 2014 Clean Energy Trends Report: Key Trends Emerging from 2013

April 8, 2014 | Blog | By Thomas Burton, Sahir Surmeli, Paul Dickerson

Mintz Levin is proud to be a part of the Clean Edge 2014 Clean Energy Trends Report. The annual report, now in its 13th year, provides substantive data analysis of happenings in the cleantech marketplace and insights into issues which will be impactful in the near future.
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News & Press

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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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Deal activity remains high for our Energy & Sustainability Practice, building on the momentum of last year’s record of 57 transactions with an aggregate deal value of $4.6 billion. Global investment into energy transition and climate technology drove our work for clients like NET Power, Nuvve Corporation, and Aspen Aerogels.
Mintz Member Thomas Burton III and Paul Dickerson, former COO for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency, authored this Houston Chronicle article on the lasting and growing presence of renewable energy in the United States.
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Events & Speaking


Mintz’s Second Annual Energy Transition Summit

40th Floor Conference Center, Mintz

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Mintz’s First Annual Energy Transition Summit

40th Floor Conference Center, Mintz

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40th ICA Conference

Interarab Cambist Association

JW Marriott Cairo, Cairo, Egypt

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