DAVID B. JOHNSON
David B. Johnson graduated from Albany Law School of Union University in 1994, and was managing editor of the Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology, in which he published an article relating to First Amendment rights. In that same year he was admitted to the Connecticut Bar. In 1995 he was admitted to the New York Bar, the Federal District Court for the Northern District of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Mr. Johnson was a law clerk at Read and Laniado while in law school and became an associate after graduating from law school in 1994.
In January 2001, Mr. Johnson became a partner at Read and Laniado. Mr. Johnson is now engaged in the Firm’s practice involving utility, energy, land use, environmental and real estate law. He has represented owners and operators of wholesale electric generating facilities, power marketers and trade associations before the FERC, the NYSPSC, the NYISO and New York State and federal courts.
Mr. Johnson has represented clients in administrative proceedings in matters involving new generation interconnection, competitive power and renewable energy credit procurement, cost and market-based rate design, financing, power purchase agreements, certificates of public convenience and necessity for new electric generating facilities, and asset purchase and sale transactions. He is active in matters involving the restructuring of the electric industry, the permitting and siting of renewable and conventional energy projects, the development of a New York renewable portfolio standard, and the electric resource planning process.