Lena Golze Desmond

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Lena is currently Regulatory Counsel with David Energy, a distributed energy company, where she leads its market entry operations and works with industry partners to advocate for and advance DER policy. Prior to joining David Energy, Lena worked with the Power Operations team at Drift Marketplace, a renewable energy and SaaS start-up. From 2015-2018, Lena was an Associate Attorney with Feller Law Group, a law firm specializing in deregulated markets. 

Lena graduated cum laude from Washington & Lee School of Law in 2010, and received an MSc. in Environmental Management from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and her BA from Dartmouth College. Lena is Chair of the ABA’s Energy, Infrastructure, Siting & Reliability (EISR) Committee, a Environment Leadership Program (ELP) Senior Fellow and Board Member of the New York Environmental Law Leadership Institute (NYCELLI). She is the author of several articles on renewable energy and how the legal profession can (and must) increase environmental grassroots and community access to legal services.


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