Taite R. McDonald is a senior advisor with the government initiatives practice in the Washington, D.C., office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Taite works with energy and clean technology companies to develop and execute strategies to access government grants, loans, and contracts across multiple states and federal agencies, including the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, the U.S Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Department of Defense. She has been successful in helping companies obtain millions of dollars of funding across these agencies and has also played a pivotal role in helping companies forge key partnerships with federal agencies and other government-facing bodies.
Currently, Taite is helping companies in pursuing a variety of Department of Defense energy procurement and contract opportunities across a multiple clean technology sectors. She also assists with providing clients legislative insight and strategic advice into the areas of energy and clean technology. Taite works with all types of renewable energy technology companies, with a focus on biofuels, innovative materials, and solar energy technologies.