Jim GreenbergerJim Greenberger is the Executive Director of the National Alliance for Advanced Technology Batteries (NAATBatt), a not-for-profit trade association of companies involved in the manufacture of large format advanced batteries for automotive and grid-connected energy storage applications.  Mr. Greenberger co-founded the predecessor of NAATBatt in 2008.

The mission of NAATBatt is to promote the manufacture of advanced lithium-ion batteries and other advanced energy storage devices in the United States and to advance the science of large scale electrochemical energy storage.  NAATBatt believes that the best way to promote domestic manufacture of large format batteries is to create a vibrant market in the United States for those products.  In furtherance of its mission, NAATBatt produces programs and sponsors initiatives on topics of interest to the advanced battery community.   NAATBatt also publishes the NAATBatt Advanced Battery Weekly, a weekly summary of the news and financial markets relevant to the advanced battery industry.
Prior to leading NAATBatt, Mr. Greenberger practiced law for more than 25 years, most recently as a partner at Reed Smith LLP in Chicago, where he led its cleantech practice group.  Mr. Greenberger’s law practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions.  He has represented some of the leading private equity and venture capital firms in the country and published several articles on private equity transactions and structures.  He also writes a weekly column entitled “Executive Director’s Notes” in the NAATBatt Advanced Battery Weekly.

In addition to his duties at NAATBatt, Mr. Greenberger serves on the Board of Directors of the Association for Corporate Growth-Chicago, on the governing board of the Kentucky-Argonne Battery Manufacturing Center, and is the principal of Private Equity Law Advisors, a private law practice in Chicago.  He is a past chair of the Commercial Finance & Transactions Committee of the Chicago Bar Association and a member of the American Bar Association.  He is a graduate of Haverford College and the University of Michigan Law School.

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