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Greenberg Traurig’s Steven C. Russo Recognized on City & State’s 2024 ‘Trailblazers in Clean Energy’ List

NEW YORK April 29, 2024Steven C. Russo, co-chair of the Environmental Practice and chair of the New York Environmental Practice of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, was named to City & State’s 2024 “Trailblazers in Clean Energy” list. Russo was previously recognized on the publication’s 2023 “Energy & Environmental Power 100” list.

According to City & State, the special issue recognizes innovators and groundbreakers in New York’s clean energy sector. The honorees were celebrated at an awards ceremony April 24 at HK Hall in New York City.

Russo’s clean energy work builds on his experience handling complex environmental law and permitting matters, including siting large infrastructure projects that require environmental review pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act and its New York State counterpart, the State Environmental Quality Review Act. He led the legal component of the environmental review for MTA’s Third Track Project on Long Island, and currently is working on a number of wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, he served as the chief legal officer of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. City & State notes that “while in state government, Russo initiated a review of state environmental regulations, addressed new power plant siting regulations from an environmental justice perspective and revised the state environmental audit policy.”

An active member of his community, Russo serves on the board of the New York League of Conservation Voters’ State Board and as the secretary of the Environmental Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. He has been recognized by publications including The Legal 500 United States and The Best Lawyers in America, for his work in the energy and environmental sectors.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Energy & Natural Resources Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s Energy & Natural Resources Practice has broad transactional, regulatory, and litigation experience across the energy industry, including oil and gas, LNG, electricity, coal, wind, solar and other renewable energy sources, and water. The firm’s exceptional multi-office 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’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 rankings in the "Environmental Law" and "Litigation — Environmental" categories in the U.S. News - Best Lawyers 2024 "Best Law Firms" report and was selected as “Practice Group of the Year” by Law360 for 2022.

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2750 attorneys in 47 locations in the United States, Europe and the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia. The firm is a 2022 BTI “Highly Recommended Law Firm” for superior client service and is consistently among the top firms on the Am Law Global 100 and NLJ 500. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 6.0 Certified Plus by The Diversity Lab. The firm is recognized for powering its U.S. offices with 100% renewable energy as certified by the Center for Resource Solutions Green-e® Energy program and is a member of the U.S. EPA’s Green Power Partnership Program. The firm is known for its philanthropic giving, innovation, diversity, and pro bono. Web: