President and Chief Executive Officer
Long Island Power Authority
Mr. Law was appointed President and CEO of the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), the 2nd largest public utility in the country with over 1.1 million customers, by unanimous vote of the Authority's Board of Trustees on October 2, 2007. Prior to his approval as President and CEO, Mr. Law served as a LIPA Trustee and Chairman of its Board beginning in January 2007.
Previously, Mr. Law served as Chief Deputy County Executive and General Counsel for Suffolk County, New York, which is the ninth largest county in the country with a population of 1.4 million people. In this capacity, Mr. Law had direct oversight of all county departments consisting of over 12,000 employees and a $2.7 billion budget.
Prior to his tenure in Suffolk County, Mr. Law was the Managing Partner of the Long Island office of Nixon Peabody LLP, a national law firm with over six hundred attorneys. Mr. Law focused his practice in matters relating to all facets of environmental and land-use law, real estate, energy, municipal litigation, and representation of clients before federal, state and local agencies. Mr. Law represented Fortune 100 companies, municipalities, high net worth individuals and he worked on many of the largest energy projects on Long Island.
Prior to joining Nixon Peabody, Mr. Law was the Director of Real Estate for the Suffolk County Department of Law, where he administered Suffolk County's Pine Barrens, Open Space and Farmland Preservation and Acquisition Programs. Earlier in his career, Mr. Law was the Assistant Suffolk County Executive for Planning, Housing and Environmental Affairs, where he coordinated the County Executive's environmental initiatives and affordable housing programs. Prior to his initial tenure with Suffolk County, Mr. Law worked for the New York State Assembly.
Mr. Law received an Associates of Arts from Suffolk County Community College; a Bachelor of Arts from SUNY, Stony Brook; a Master of Science from the Graduate School of Urban Affairs and Planning at CUNY, Hunter College; and his Juris Doctor from St. John's University School of Law.
Mr. Law serves on the boards of the Long Island Association, the Long Island Housing Partnership and the Advanced Energy Research Technology Center. In addition, he previously served as a Trustee to the Long Island Chapter of the Nature Conservancy, as a Trustee to Suffolk County Community College, and as a member of the Board of Ethics for the Town of Smithtown