Mr. Podolny's practice focuses in the area of energy law including municipal electric utilities, utility rate cases, gas safety and compliance, electric and distributed generation, demand response, energy efficiency, and gas and electric transmission line siting. He represents clients before state and federal administrative agencies, including the New York State Public Service Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the New York Independent System Operator, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and state and federal courts. Mr. Podolny has represented clients in administrative proceedings in matters involving new generation interconnection, financing, certificates of public convenience and necessity for new electric generating facilities, and asset purchase and sale transactions for electric, water and gas facilities. He is active in matters involving the restructuring of the electric industry, the permitting and siting of renewable and conventional energy projects, gas and electric rate proceedings, and issues relating to New York's Freedom of Information Law.
Mr. Podolny first joined the firm as a law clerk in 2007 and then as an Associate upon graduating cum laude from Albany Law School in 2009. While in law school, he served as Note and Comment Editor of the Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology, was a teaching fellow in several subjects, and was chosen to compete as a member of several Albany Law School Moot Court Teams. Mr. Podolny holds a B.A. in Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Mr. Podolny's article "Gas Transmission Facilities: The Limits on Home Rule" was published in the Albany Law Review, Volume 1, Number 2 (2014).
- Energy Law
- Renewable Energy Siting
- Transmission Siting
- Local Permitting
- Utility Rate Case
- Regulatory Compliance
- Municipal Law
- Administrative Law
- Albany Law School of Union University, Albany, New York
- J.D. - 2009
- Honors: cum laude
- Honors: Albany Law School Moot Court Team, Member
- Honors: Dean's List
- University of California, Berkeley
- B.A. - 2005
- Major: Biology
- Gas Transmission Facilities: The Limits on Home Rule, Albany Law Review, Volume 1, Number 2, 2014
- New York
- Municipal Electric Utilities Association of N.Y.
- New York Municipal Power Agency
- New York State Office of General Services
- Long Island Power Authority
- Nextera Energy Resources, Inc.