Tedesco '14 Focuses on Career in Renewable Energy Law

Tedesco '14 Focuses on Career in Renewable Energy Law

3/24/2014 | Facebook | Twitter | Email
Devlyn Tedesco Albany Law School

Devlyn Tedesco’s internship with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has positioned her at the nexus of the many companies, entrepreneurs, investors and researchers that comprise the New York state renewable energy sector.  

As a research and development business innovation intern, Tedesco helped launch a platform to connect clean technology companies with resources around the state, and she helped with other initiatives to support the commercialization of renewable energy technology.

Tedesco also drafted an intellectual property guide for renewable energy project managers to help them understand the impact of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act of 2011, which included some of the most significant changes to the U.S. patent filing system in the past 60 years.

Working with the Government Law Center, Tedesco wrote the paper “An Overview of the Venture Capital Process for Entrepreneurs,” part of the center’s Entrepreneurial White Paper Series.

“Venture capital, in particular, can be confusing for entrepreneurs who are focused on developing their technology,” said Tedesco, who will graduate from Albany Law School in 2014. “It is a nuanced area, and it is important to have the resources available to help guide these startups through the process.”

As the Albany Government Law Review’s executive editor for symposia, Tedesco also recently organized “Game of Drones: The Uses and Potential Abuses of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in the U.S. and Abroad,” an event that brought law professors, practicing attorneys and other experts to the law school to discuss topics such as the use of drones for targeted killing, domestic drone use, and drone journalism.

Game of Drones” attracted significant media attention, with coverage by The Wall Street Journal and Associated Press, as well as several Capital Region print, radio and television outlets.

Tedesco, who earned an MBA from Union Graduate College through the joint degree program, has also interned with The Ayco Company, L.P., a Goldman Sachs Company; the New York State Department of Public Service’s Office of General Counsel; and CG Power Solutions USA Inc.

A Latham, N.Y., native, Tedesco attended the University of Tennessee, where she graduated in two and a half years with a degree in German language and literature before returning home to attend Albany Law School.

“I’m graduating at an exciting time, as the Capital Region is really coming into its own as a hub for renewable energy and clean technology,” said Tedesco. “I look forward to starting my law career here.”