Sam Laniado graduated from New York University School of Law in 1976. He joined the Staff of the NYSDPS in September 1976. He represented Staff in environmental transmission and power plant siting proceedings pursuant to Articles VII and VIII of the PSL, the investigation of the extended outage at Consolidated Edison's Indian Point II Generating Station, and the development of phase-in ratemaking principles to be applied when nuclear power plants were scheduled to enter rate base.

Mr. Laniado's duties also included directly advising the NYSDPS on a wide range of legal, regulatory and environmental issues. Furthermore, he provided representation of the NYSPSC and the Siting Board New York appellate litigation proceedings (Article 78 of the Civil Practice Law and Rules). Mr. Laniado also represented the Staff in cases involving electric rates(Long Island Lighting Company, Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation and the New York State Electric and Gas Corporation) as well as gas, telephone and water rate cases.

Mr. Laniado left the NYSDPS for private practice in December 1983. Mr. Laniado leads the Firm’s power plant siting practice and has been involved in five Article X proceedings before the Siting Board, siting proceedings before the NYSDEC as well as gas and electric transmission line proceedings before the NYSPSC. Among other activities, he advises clients on SEQRA, siting, environmental issues, and other energy-related matters. He has advised several clients on every major legislative siting initiative for the past 40 years.

Mr. Laniado had his article, Siting Renewable and Other Electric Generation under Article 10 of the New York Public Service Law, published in the New York Environmental Lawyer, Volume 36, Number 1 (2016).

In addition, Mr. Laniado reviewed and updated chapters in two law treatises on Article 10 and other energy matters.