Alexandra Pressman serves as Smart Wires’ General Counsel, leading the company’s legal department. She also has responsibility for risk management, compliance, contracts and human resources.
Previously, Alexandra was an attorney at Fenwick & West, where she represented high-growth technology and life science companies in venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, and public offerings.
Prior to Fenwick, Alexandra served the Obama administration as a Senior Program Manager in the White House Council on Environmental Quality. In this role she led the interagency team that developed federal greenhouse gas accounting and reporting requirements.
Alexandra also worked in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. There she managed a multi-million dollar budget for international collaborations on geothermal technology and worked with leaders in government and industry from the US, Iceland, Australia, and Switzerland, to develop and launch the International Partnership on Geothermal Technology. While at the Department of Energy, Alexandra also earned a “Special Service” award for strategic planning and analysis.
Alexandra holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from Connecticut College, and a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.
“I could not be more convinced of Smart Wires' mission and value to the planet.”