Mackenzie Zales is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C., office and a member of the Clean Technology Team. Ms. Zales focuses her practice on clean technology, renewable energy, compliance and government financing opportunities. 

Ms. Zales works with clean technology and renewable energy clients to pursue federal funding and financing programs at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), with a particular focus on funding from the DOE Loan Programs Office (LPO), Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).

Ms. Zales also has extensive experience in international trade matters, having been a member of Holland & Knight’s International Trade Group prior to joining the Clean Technology Team. As an International Trade team member, Ms. Zales focused her practice on international regulatory and compliance matters as well as a broad range of corporate issues, including foreign direct investment, industrial security, export control, sanctions and customs matters.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Zales served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Jennifer Choe-Groves at the U.S. Court of International Trade, assisting in civil actions concerning determinations of the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC).

In law school, Ms. Zales graduated first in her class and served as the executive editor of the University of Miami Law Review. Prior to law school, she worked as a commercial and intellectual property (IP) litigation paralegal in Holland & Knight's Boston office.

Representative Experience

  • Represented Blue Danube Systems during the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) clearance process in connection with its sale to NEC Corp., a Japanese technology company
  • Represented United Help Ukraine in its export licensing matters before the U.S. Department of Commerce for the export of bulletproof helmets and vests to Ukraine


  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude
  • Dartmouth College, B.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • District of Columbia
Honors & Awards
  • Order of the Coif
  • Order of Barristers


Speaking Engagements