Walter Alarkon

Orrick Racial, Social & Economic Justice Fellow

About Walter

Walter is the Orrick Racial Justice Fellow at Common Future for 2021. He serves as legal counsel on transactions led by Common Future to deploy capital to underrepresented social entrepreneurs in underserved communities. As a senior associate at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, he advises sponsors and developers of renewable energy projects in acquisitions and project financings.

Prior to practicing law, he was a journalist covering economics at The Hill and working with author Michael Grunwald on The New New Deal (Simon & Schuster, 2013), which documented the legacy of President Obama’s $800 billion economic stimulus. He has also written for Newsweek, The Concord (N.H.) Monitor and The Boston Globe. He has degrees from Boston College, the Columbia University School of Journalism and Georgetown University Law Center.