RICHARD C. KING
Richard C. King graduated from the New York University School of Law and joined the Staff of the NYSDPS in 1972. Prior to joining Read and Laniado as "of counsel" in November 2003, Mr. King spent 29 years with the NYSDPS and two years in private practice in Washington D.C. Mr. King’s areas of practice include public utility law, federal and state energy law and issues pertaining to the restructuring of New York’s emerging wholesale electric generation markets administered by the NYISO.
While at the NYSDPS Mr. King advised on initiatives to restructure the electric and natural gas industries in the state and coordinated the review of applications to site new power plants and construct new transmission lines. Mr. King supervised a staff of ten lawyers who participated directly in NYSPSC proceedings regarding electric and gas restructuring, long-term rate plans, and power plant and transmission line sitting.
Mr. King's expertise in the area of utility regulation, particularly in the energy field, has been acknowledged by his frequent invitations to speak before state and national organizations and to teach continuing legal education (CLE)courses. He has made presentations before the federal Energy Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Bar Association of the City of New York and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.