Elyssa provides counsel to utilities, generation owners, commercial and industrial customers, real estate developers and other energy market participants on issues pertaining to government regulatory compliance, as well as land use and zoning matters. She most recently served as an Appellate Court Attorney for the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Fourth Department, where she worked on civil, criminal, and family law cases.
Elyssa graduated summa cum laude from Albany Law School and was the managing editor of the Albany Law Review. During law school, she volunteered on an amicus brief for an immigration case before the U.S. Supreme Court, providing research of the legislative history of the Immigration and Nationality Act. She also served as a summer law intern with the Professional Responsibility Advisory Office at the U.S. Department of Justice.
Other professional activities during law school include a term as a student attorney with the Immigration Law Clinic at the Justice Center at Albany Law School and an internship with the Litigation Bureau of the Office of the New York State Attorney General. Prior to studying law, Elyssa worked as a Budget Examiner in the Education Unit of the New York State Division of the Budget.