Greenberg Traurig’s Doreen U. Saia, Steven C. Russo, & Zackary D. Knaub Named to City & State’s 2023 Energy & Environment Power 100

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Greenberg Traurig, LLP Shareholders Doreen U. Saia, Steven C. Russo, and Zackary D. Knaub were named to City & State’s “2023 Energy & Environment Power 100” list.

NEW YORK, April 19, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Greenberg Traurig, LLP Shareholders Doreen U. Saia, Steven C. Russo, and Zackary D. Knaub were named to City & State’s “2023 Energy & Environment Power 100” list.

According to the publication, the “Energy & Environment Power 100 puts a spotlight on the most influential individuals in New York’s vibrant energy industry and the state’s thriving environmental movement as well as the government officials who are determining where all of us get our power.” City & State notes “Greenberg Traurig is one of the leading government affairs firms in Albany and New York City, and one area where it excels is in influencing energy and environmental policy in New York.”

The list includes the following Greenberg Traurig attorneys:

Saia, chair of the Albany office’s Energy & Natural Resources Practice, has a wide-ranging energy law practice focused 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, the siting of new generating facilities and cost-of-service ratemaking. Saia was instrumental in developing the structure of the New York Independent System Operator, the independent administrator of the New York wholesale electric markets, and continues to play a pivotal role in the ongoing development of the competitive wholesale market in New York. She has also been engaged in the development of the competitive markets in New England and the Mid-Atlantic states, including efforts to design pay for performance mechanisms to address market power mitigation considerations and to address the accommodation of State public policy issues.

Russo, co-chair of the Environmental Practice and chair of the New York Environmental Practice, focuses his practice on environmental law and litigation, environmental permitting, including energy and transportation facility siting and approvals, National Environmental Policy Act, State Environmental Quality Review Act review, toxic tort litigation, environmental crimes, Brownfields redevelopment, government, energy, and the environmental aspects of land use and real estate law.

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 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 ranking in the “Environmental Law” and “Litigation — Environmental” categories in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers 2022 “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 2650 attorneys in 45 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 250. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 5.0 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:

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