Paul Dickerson, a recognized leader and sought-after speaker on issues of
clean tech and energy efficiency, launched Haynes and Boone's Clean Tech
practice group in 2008. Paul, a partner who offices in the firm's Houston and
D.C. offices, returned to the firm to launch the group, a new concentration for
the firm that builds upon the firm's broad experience in intellectual property,
litigation, technology, financing and many other legal issues that companies in
the nascent industry must face.
Paul served as Chief Operating
Officer of the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and
Renewable Energy (EERE) from 2006 until his return to Haynes and Boone (where
he worked as an associate from 2000 to 2005). He oversaw the EERE's $1.8
billion budget and helped move alternative and renewable energy technologies
from the "vision" stage to real-world development.
Paul is knowledgeable on the
pressing needs of the global energy market and regularly speaks about the
tangible, real-world solutions that can be implemented now, from increasing
efficiency, bio-fuels, solar and wind investments, to connecting venture
capitalists with the cutting-edge scientific researchers in the field of
He also served as Chief of Staff for
the United States and Foreign Commercial Service at the U.S. 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.
Paul has extensive experience with
corporate turn-arounds and holds great knowledge about the new wave of
renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies that will power America and
the world in the 21st century. Under his leadership, the Department of Energy
changed its direction toward commercialization of technology and quickened the
pace of moving these groundbreaking energy solutions from the laboratory to the
He now helps Haynes and Boone clients
as they continue to develop products and businesses in the Clean Tech arena, in
the U.S. and abroad.
Governor Perry recently appointed
Paul to the Texas Bioenergy Policy Council. Paul also serves on the Board of
Directors of the World Affairs Council of Houston.
He is a certified public
accountant, has published numerous articles, and frequently appears on the
media circuit discussing politics, business, taxation, financing and other
issues relevant to international trade and business. Through articles, interviews
and speeches, he has appeared regularly in the local, statewide, nationwide and
international press, including frequent citations in the New
York Times, Wall Street Journal and the Houston Chronicle.