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.
Mr. Law has shown leadership in the areas of energy efficiency and renewable energy by launching Efficiency Long Island, the largest energy efficiency program for any public utility in the country, by procuring a 50MW solar energy project which will be the largest solar project in New York State, by introducing "smart meters" on Long Island and by exploring an offshore wind project with Con Edison which could be the largest offshore wind project in the country.
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 eight hundred attorneys. Mr. Law focused his practice in matters relating to all facets of energy, where he worked on many of the largest energy projects on Long Island, environmental, land-use, real estate, municipal litigation, and representation of clients before federal, state and local agencies.
Before joining Nixon Peabody, Mr. Law was the Director of Real Estate for the Suffolk County Department of Law, where he administered the 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 Associate 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 sits on Governor David A. Paterson's Renewable Energy Task Force and on his New York State Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Cabinet formed to manage the development of State and local infrastructure projects financed through the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. He is also a Steering Committee member of the Alliance to Save Energy's Clean and Efficient Energy Program (CEEP) for public power.
Mr. Law also serves on the boards of the Long Island Housing Partnership and the Advanced Energy Research Technology Center. Previously, he served as a Trustee to the Long Island Chapter of the Nature Conservancy, as a Trustee to Suffolk County Community College, as a member of the Board of Ethics for the Town of Smithtown and on the Board of the Long Island Association.