Harris Beach is adding two members to its growing statewide Energy Industry Team, which assists clients in complying with state and federal statutes and regulations and managing complex renewable and other energy industry projects.
Erin and Julia recently passed the Uniform Bar Examination in New York, and they will join the Energy Industry Team as first-year associates once admitted to the Bar.
- Erin Butler is the salutatorian of the 2023 graduating class of the Albany Law School. During law school, Erin served as a judicial intern to the Hon. Mae D’Agostino, Judge for the U.S. District Court in Albany. She has also served as a law clerk at Harris Beach since she was a 1L law student.
- Julia Merante graduated in the top 5% of the University at Buffalo School of Law’s 2023 class. During law school, Julia served as a law clerk for National Fuel Gas in Buffalo and as a judicial intern for the Hon. John Sinatra Jr., U.S. District Court Judge for the Western District of New York in Buffalo.
Erin and Julia expand the core Harris Beach Energy Industry Team, which represents clients in some of New York’s most complicated energy projects. Team attorneys have provided counsel on large-scale offshore wind projects, modernization of New York’s aging transmission lines, establishing next-generation energy storage facilities and managing the energy and regulatory needs of developers and owners of large multi-family residential property.
“Because energy markets in New York will continue to change dramatically in the next decade plus, Harris Beach is continuously looking to add committed and talented attorneys to our Energy Industry Team to address client needs,” said Partner Bill Flynn, Energy Industry Team leader. “We are thrilled to welcome Erin and Julia as two of this year’s most accomplished graduates from New York laws schools and look forward to them contributing to the success of our clients.”
About Harris Beach
Founded in 1856, Harris Beach and its subsidiaries provide legal and professional services to clients across New York state, as well as nationally and internationally. Harris Beach is among the country’s top law firms as ranked by The National Law Journal and ranks as a BTI Elite law firm based on in-depth interviews of more than 600 corporate counsel at the world’s largest and most influential companies. Clients include Fortune 100 corporations, privately held companies, emerging businesses, public sector entities, not-for-profit organizations, and individuals. Principal industries Harris Beach represents include cannabis, education, energy, financial, food and beverage, health care, insurance, manufacturing, medical and life sciences, real estate developers, science and technology, veterinary medicine, and state and local governments and authorities. Our more than 200 lawyers and consultants practice from offices throughout New York state in Albany, Buffalo, Ithaca, Long Island, New York City, Rochester, Saratoga Springs, Syracuse, and White Plains, as well as from offices in Washington, D.C., New Haven, Connecticut and Newark, New Jersey. For more information, go to www.harrisbeach.com.