We are pleased to report that Governor Andrew Cuomo has appointed Steven Russo to serve as Deputy Commissioner and General Counsel of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Steve has been a valued SPR partner, colleague and friend for over 15 years.
Steve graduated from Columbia Law School in 1989, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone scholar and Articles Editor of the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law. He previously served as Deputy Assistant Chief of the Environmental Law Division of the New York City Corporation Counsel’s office. At SPR, Steve engaged in substantial litigation for private clients, in addition to representing city and state agencies. His experience in virtually all aspects of environmental law, both in government service and private practice, make Steve an excellent choice. Although we will all miss him, we wish Steve well in his return to government service.