Jim Eisen

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Jim is Orion’s General Counsel.  He has been involved in the siting, permitting, development, financing and management of renewable power projects since 1986.

Before joining Orion Energy LLC in 2002, Jim was VP and General Counsel of Kenetech Corporation and its wind energy subsidiary, Kenetech Windpower Inc.  He has also served as VP and Assistant General Counsel for Catellus Development Corporation, a real estate development company, and as VP – Policy and Regulatory Affairs for BP Wind Energy.  Prior to joining Kenetech, he practiced corporate law at law firms in San Francisco and New York.

Jim was an original member of the Board of Directors of the American Wind Wildlife Institute, a non-profit organization that facilitates the responsible development of wind energy while minimizing impacts on wildlife and wildlife habitat.

He received Bachelor of Science degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a law degree from New York University’s School of Law.