Ali Zaidi, Vice President
For eight years, Ali served in key roles within the Obama Administration. In 2014, President Obama appointed him the Associate Director for Natural Resources, Energy, and Science at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), where he led a team of experts overseeing a wide array of policy, budget, and management issues. As OMB's chief policy official, he led implementation of the administration's economic and environmental policy across infrastructure, technology, science, and conservation. Before that, he served as the Deputy Director of Energy Policy for the White House Domestic Policy Council.
Ali recently joined Morrison & Foerster LLP, a leading global law firm, where he advises clients on corporate governance, regulation, litigation, and project development matters. His practice is focused on clients with interests in the climate, clean energy, advanced transportation, and water. He is a Precourt Energy Scholar and Adjunct Professor at Stanford and a non-resident Fellow at Columbia, where he engages in research, writing, and teaching at the interdisciplinary intersection of policy and technology innovation as it relates to energy, water, and climate change.Ali holds an A.B. and J.D. from Harvard University and Georgetown University, where he was editor of the Georgetown Law Journal.