NEW YORK – April 20, 2022 – Greenberg Traurig, LLP Shareholders Steven C. Russo, Doreen U. Saia, and Zackary D. Knaub were named to City & State’s “2022 Energy & Environment Power 100” list.
According to the publication, the Energy & Environment Power 100 list “highlights the key players in New York who are reshaping the energy industry – and rescuing our environment.”
The list includes the following Greenberg Traurig attorneys:
- Russo, co-chair of the Environmental Practice and chair of the New York Environmental Practice, focuses his practice on environmental law and litigation, permitting including energy and transportation facility siting and approvals, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) review, toxic tort litigation, environmental crimes, Brownfields redevelopment, government, energy, and the environmental aspects of land use and real estate law.
- Saia, chair of the Albany office’s Energy & Natural Resources Practice, focuses on the representation of national and international corporations that own and operate electric generating facilities and engage in financial transactions trading electricity products. She has been actively involved in state and federal regulatory proceedings concerning the deregulation of electricity markets throughout the Northeast since the early 1990s, the siting of new generating facilities, and cost-of-service ratemaking. Saia was lead counsel to Entergy Corporation and the Exelon entities and guided the settlements reached to address the sale of all of New York’s nuclear assets and related decommissioning issues in 2021. She has also been instrumental in the development of capacity market and other independent system operator/ regional transmission organization market rules in the Northeast since the inception of these markets.
- Knaub, a shareholder in the Environmental and Government Law & Policy practices, focuses on a wide array of energy and environmental legal and government affairs matters, including litigation, dispute resolution, government procurement, and regulatory matters, representing renewable and fossil fuel generators, transmission developers, real estate developers, and other highly regulated industries, before the Public Service Commission, Department of Environmental Conservation, and in federal and state courts. Before joining Greenberg Traurig, from 2012-2019, he served as the acting chief legal counsel, first assistant counsel, and energy and environmental counsel to the Governor of New York, and as the Department of Environmental Conservation’s regional attorney for the lower Hudson River Valley.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Environmental Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s Environmental Practice represents clients with issues under the environmental and natural resource laws that affect their businesses. The firm’s environmental attorneys assist with securing permits and approvals; negotiating and closing transactions; defending clients in enforcement actions; handling a broad range of environmental and toxic tort litigation; ensuring the understanding and satisfaction of regulatory requirements; preparing for and responding to emergencies; crafting approaches for legacy cleanup issues; and developing solutions for product regulation, market access, and environmental policy challenges. Greenberg Traurig received a first-tier ranking in the "Environmental Law" and "Litigation — Environmental" categories in the U.S. News - Best Lawyers 2021 "Best Law Firms" report.
About Greenberg Traurig’s Energy & Natural Resources Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s Energy & Natural Resources Practice has broad transactional, regulatory, and litigation experience across most sectors of the energy industry, including oil and gas, LNG, electricity, coal, wind, solar and other renewable energy sources, and water. The firm’s exceptional multioffice platform, including key offices in major energy centers, enables us to serve and implement legal strategies for energy clients throughout the U.S. and internationally.
About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2400 attorneys in 42 locations in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm, often recognized for its focus on philanthropic giving, innovation, diversity, and pro bono, reported gross revenue of over $2 Billion for FY 2021. The firm is consistently among the top firms on the Am Law 100, Am Law Global 100, NLJ 250, and Law360 (US) 400. On the debut 2022 Law360 Pulse Leaderboard, it is a Top 15 firm. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 4.0 Certified Plus by The Diversity Lab and net carbon neutral with respect to its office energy usage. Web: www.gtlaw.com.